Awesome Book I have read today...


(GUEST:::El°HYM) #1

…just between my breakfast & the brunch:

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OB. A.D. 1892.

THE WORKS OF
HERMAN MELVILLE

STANDARD EDITION

VOLUME

VII

MOBY- DICK

OR, THE WHALE

BY

HERMAN MELVILLE

IN TWO VOLUMES
VOL. I

CONSTABLE AND COMPANY LTD

LONDON BOMBAY SYDNEY
1922

Ps

Printed in Great Britain by T. and A. CONSTABLE LTD
at the Edinburgh University Press

IN TOKEN

OF MY ADMIRATION FOB HIS GENIUS

THIS BOOK IS INSCRIBED

TO

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. LOOMINGS . 1

II. THE CARPET-BAG … 8

III. THE SPOUTER-INN . . . . . . 13

IV. THE COUNTERPANE . . . . . 31
V. BREAKFAST … 36

VI. THE STREET . . . . . 39

VII. THE CHAPEL . . . . . . 42

VIII. THE PULPIT … 46

IX. THE SERMON … 49

X. A BOSOM FRIEND … 60

XI. NIGHTGOWN 65

XII. BIOGRAPHICAL … 68

XIII. WHEELBARROW . . . . . . 71

XIV. NANTUCKET … 77

XV. CHOWDER … 80

XVI. THE SHIP . 84

XVII. THE RAMADAN … 102

XVHI. HIS MARK … 110

XIX. THE PROPHET . . . . . .115

XX. ALL ASTIR … 119

XXI. GOING ABOARD … 122

XXII. MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . . .126

XXIII. THE LEE SHORE . . . . . .132

XXIV. THE ADVOCATE . . . . . .134

XXV. POSTSCRIPT . . . . . 140

XXVI. KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES . . . .141

XXVII. KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES … 145

XXVIII. AHAB … 151

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CHAP. PAGE

XXIX. ENTER AHAB ; TO HIM, STUBB . . .156

XXX. THE PIPE … 160

XXXI. QUEEN MAB 161

XXXII. CETOLOGY . . . . . .164

XXXIII. THE SPECKS YNDER 180

XXXIV. THE CABIN -TABLE 184

XXXV. THE MAST-HEAD . . . . .191

XXXVI. THE QUARTER-DECK … 199
XXXVII. SUNSET . . . . . . . 209

XXXVIII. DUSK 211

XXXIX. FIRST NIGHT-WATCH . . . . .213

XL. MIDNIGHT, FORECASTLE . . . .214

XLI. MOBY-DICK … 222

XLII. THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE . . 234

XLIII. HARK! 245

XLIV. THE CHART … 247

XLV. THE AFFIDAVIT … 254

XLVI. SURMISES 265

XLVII. THE MAT-MAKER 269

XLVIII. THE FIRST LOWERING . . . . . 273

XLIX. THE HYENA … 286

L. AHAB’S BOAT AND CREW. FED ALLAH . . 289

LI. THE SPIRIT-SPOUT 293

MI. THE ALBATROSS … 298

Mil. THE GAM 301

LIV. THE TOWN-HO’S STORY 306

LV. OF THE MONSTROUS PICTURES OF WHALES . 331

LVI. OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES 337

LVII. OF WHALES IN PAINT, IN TEETH, ETC. . 342

LVIII. BRIT 346

LIX. SQUID 350

LX. THE LINE . 353

MOBY-DICK

OR

THE WHALE

ETYMOLOGY

(SUPPLIED BY A LATE CONSUMPTIVE USHER TO
A GBAMMAB SCHOOL) [/details]


(Zer0 Fly) #2

Did I see right, it is “Moby Dick”?

I remember reading a german unabridged translation as a kid. Is a special book. And I kind of inhaled it though it was far from bein easy to the lungs at my age back then. I remember it putting me into this dark, foggy world, full of rain and dim diffuse light, and unpleasant winds making the rain even more unpleasant, with all those reckless yet crooked and ugly men, and everything seemed to be made of dark patinated wood full of knots and rusty iron…and the whale was dreaming, floating deep in the sea, in a world that was like a wicked but calm and steady meditation compared to what happened above the water surface…

Strange I remember this imaginary and atmosphere very vividly, not so much the plot of the book. Time to read again soon I guess. This time in english…

Or maybe feed the #ascii into a tts software, to get some spooky leviathan’s mind feel throughout the story…


(GUEST:::El°HYM) #3

It is indeed a very good book & read.

Did I see right, it is “Moby Dick”?

I remember reading a german unabridged translation as a kid. Is a special book. And I kind of inhaled it though it was far from bein easy to the lungs at my age back then. I remember it putting me into this dark, foggy world, full of rain and dim diffuse light, and unpleasant winds making the rain even more unpleasant, with all those reckless yet crooked and ugly men, and everything seemed to be made of dark patinated wood full of knots and rusty iron…and the whale was dreaming, floating deep in the sea, in a world that was like a wicked but calm and steady meditation compared to what happened above the water surface…

Strange I remember this imaginary and atmosphere very vividly, not so much the plot of the book. Time to read again soon I guess. This time in english…

Or maybe feed the #ascii into a tts software, to get some spooky leviathan’s mind feel throughout the story…