Ahab is the captain of a whaling ship named the Pequod. His great obsession with the giant whale, Moby Dick, makes him embark on a dangerous voyage. Some years before, the captain lost his leg because of the whale and now Ahab’s main desire is to take his revenge on the whale by killing it. He is so obsessed, that Ahab is ready to sacrifice everything he has, including the Pequod and all the members of his crew, and even his own life.
How exactly did the captain lose his leg? Is it worth it to risk everything just to have his revenge? Will Ahab survive the expedition and will he get his revenge on Moby Dick?
Find all the answers in Herman Melville’s exciting novel "Moby Dick" from 1851.
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Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American author whose books were based on his own experiences as a sailor. Today Herman Melville is world famous for his novel "Moby Dick" but in his lifetime, this novel was ill received and quickly forgotten. Not until many years after Herman Melville's death did "Moby Dick" get rediscovered become what is today considered one of the greatest classics in American literature. Melville, along with authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman, was part of the American Renaissance – a literary movement that aimed to provide literature for the American democracy.
Herman Melville est né en 1819 à New York dans une famille d'origine anglaise et hollandaise. À 19 ans, laissant son métier d'instituteur, il fit comme matelot la traversée de l'Océan jusqu'à Liverpool, puis s'embarqua sur une baleinière des mers du Sud. Il ne perdit jamais contact avec les marins. Les voyages divers fourniront à Melville la partie essentielle de son œuvre autobiographique, Typee, Omoo, Redburn, Mardi, La Vareuse blanche. En 1850, réfugié dans sa ferme solitaire, il écrit Moby Dick qui lui apportera la gloire posthume après la Première Guerre mondiale. Quelque temps avant de mourir il complète le manuscrit de Billy Budd, gabier de misaine qui sera publié en 1924. Il meurt à New York en 1891.