Moby-Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

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Northwestern University Press, 1988 - 1043 sider
In Moby Dick Melville set out to write a "mighty book" on "a mighty theme." The editors of this critical text affirm that he succeeded. Nevertheless, their prolonged examination of the novel reveals textual flaws and anomalies that help to explain Melville's fears that his great work was in some ways a hash or a botch. A lengthy historical note also gives a fresh account of Melville's earlier literary career and his working conditions as he wrote; it also analyzes the book's contemporary reception and outlines how it finally achieved fame. Other sections review theories of the book's genesis, detail the circumstances of its publication, and present documents closely relating to the story.

This scholarly edition is based on collations of both editions published during Melville's lifetime, it adopts 185 revisions and corrections from the English edition and incorporates 237 emendations by the series editors. This is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

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In a sense, this work is the piece de resistance of the textual revolution in American scholarship of the past generation. The first half is the final MLA "Approved Text'' of the classic novel ... Les hele vurderingen

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Loomings
3
Chapter 2 The Carpet Bag
8
The SpouterInn
12
The Counterpane
25
Breakfast
29
The Street
31
The Chapel
34
The Pulpit
38
Cutting In
303
The Blanket
305
The Funeral
308
The Sphynx
310
The Pequod meets the Jeroboam Her Story
313
The Monkeyrope
319
Stubb Flask kill a Right Whale
323
The Sperm Whales Head
329

The Sermon
41
A Bosom Friend
49
Nightgown
53
Biographical
55
Wheelbarrow
58
Nantucket
63
Chowder
65
The Ship
68
The Ramadan
81
His Mark
87
The Prophet
91
All Astir
95
Going Aboard
98
Merry Christmas
102
The Lee Shore
106
The Advocate
108
Postscript
113
Knights and Squires
115
Knights and Squires
118
Ahab
122
Enter Ahab to him Stubb
126
The Pipe 1 29
129
Queen Mab
131
Cetology
134
The Specksynder
146
The Cabin Table
149
The MastHead
154
The QuarterDeck Ahab and all
160
Sunset
167
Dusk
169
First NightWatch
171
ForecastleMidnight
173
Moby Dick
179
The Whiteness of the Whale
188
Hark
196
The Chart
198
The Affidavit
203
Surmises
211
The MatMaker
214
The First Lowering
217
The Hyena
226
Ahabs Boat and CrewFedallah
229
The SpiritSpout
232
The Pequod meets the Albatross
236
The Gam
238
The Town Hos Story
242
Monstrous Pictures of Whales
260
Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales
265
Of Whales in Paint in Teeth c
269
Brit
272
Squid
275
The Line
278
Stubb kills a Whale
282
The Dart
287
The Crotch
289
Stubbs Supper
291
The Whale as a Dish
298
The Shark Massacre
301
The Right Whales Head
333
The Battering Ram
336
The Great Heidelburgh Tun
339
Cistern and Buckets
341
The Prairie
345
The Nut
348
The Pequod meets the Virgin
351
The Honor and Glory of Whaling
361
Jonah Historically Regarded
364
Pitchpoling
367
The Fountain
370
The Tail
375
The Grand Armada
380
Schools Schoolmasters
391
Fast Fish and Loose Fish
395
Heads or Tails
399
The Pequod meets the Rose Bud
402
Ambergris
408
The Castaway
411
A Squeeze of the Hand
415
The Cassock
419
The TryWorks
421
The Lamp
426
Stowing Down Clearing Up
427
The Doubloon
430
The Pequod meets the Samuel Enderby of London
436
The Decanter
443
A Bower in the Arsacides
448
Measurement of the Whales Skeleton
452
The Fossil Whale
455
Chapter 1os Does the Whale Diminish?
459
Ahabs Leg
463
The Carpenter
466
The Deck Ahab and the Carpenter
469
The Cabin Ahab and Starbuck
473
Queequeg in his Coffin
476
Chapter un The Pacific
482
The Blacksmith
484
The Forge
487
The Gilder
491
The Pequod meets the Bachelor
493
The Dying Whale
496
The WhaleWatch
498
The Quadrant
500
The Candles
503
The Deck
509
The Needle
516
The LiteBuoy
527
The Cabin Ahab and Pip
534
The Pequod meets the Delight
540
The Chase First Day
546
The Chase Second Day
555
The Chase Third Day 503
563
Epilogue
573
HISTORICAL NOTE
581
TEXTUAL RECORD
763
RELATED DOCUMENTS
955
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HERMAN MELVILLE (1819–1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.