- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd; Edition Unstated edition (December 5, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853260088
- ISBN-13: 978-1853260087
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,010 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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That said, for anyone who missed out reading this- it just never came up on a high school reading list, you were always too busy, you thought it was going to be some dull slog, the arcane whaling bits are no longer relevant...?
Go get this. The reason it is a classic standard- it turns out- isn't because it's difficult and boring but obligatory. It's because Melville is a lot of fun. Poetic, obssessive (just like his subject), the sociology and camaraderie is off the hook.
Nobody needs anyone to remind them that Moby Dick is a GREAT book, but it bears mention, in 2016, it's still a FUN book and one, of all the classics you will and won't ever get to- the one not to miss.
PS- any format, but for a buck, on Kindle? Moby Dick. On my cellphone. On the subway. In 2016. Awesome!
So this review is for the St. Ignatius edition. This is a very well put together edition. As a English Grad student, I had some serious in-depth studying of this text. I am glad I spent the extra money and got this edition, rather than a bargain book. A great intro, a plethora of footnotes throughout the novel, and some very insightful criticism following the conclusion. This is a worthwhile addition for the scholar or the Americanist.