"Moby-Dick" is at once a thrilling adventure tale, a timeless allegory, and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At its heart is the powerful, unknowable sea--and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab's whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God's most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality.
A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, "Moby-Dick" is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the "Atlantic Monthly "called "the greatest of American novels."
With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and a New Afterword