On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools,renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by a crazed captain hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Melville transforms the little world of the whale-ship into a crucible where mankindΓÇÖs fearsfaith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate. Teeming with ideas and imageryand with its extraordinarycompressed intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beautyMoby-Dick is both a great American epic and a most profoundly imaginative literary creation. With an afterword by Nigel Cliff. Designed to appeal to the bookloverthe Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real clothprinted on high quality paperand featuring ribbon markers and gilt edgesMacmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.
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