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For this Sesquicentennial Norton Critical Edition, the Northwestern-Newberry text of Moby-Dick has been generously footnoted to include dozens of biographical discoveries, mainly from Hershel Parker''s work on his two-volume biography of Melville.

A section of "Whaling and Whalecraft" features prose and graphics by John B. Putnam, a sample of contemporary whaling engravings, as well as, new to this edition, an engraving of Tupai Cupa, the real-life inspiration for the character of Queequeg.

Evoking Melville’s fascination with the fluidity of categories like savagery and civilization, the image of Tupai Cupa fittingly introduces "Before Moby-Dick: International Controversy over Melville," a new section that documents the ferocity of religions, political, and sexual hostility toward Melville in reaction to his early books, beginning with Typee in 1846.

The image of Tupai Cupa also evokes Melville’s interest in the mystery of self-identity and the possibility of knowing another person’s "queenly personality" (Chapter 119). That theme (focused on Melville, Ishmael, and Ahab) is pursued in "A Handful of Critical Challenges," from Walter E. Bezanson’s classic centennial study through Harrison Hayford’s meditation on "Loomings" and recent essays by Camille Paglia and John Wenke.

In "Reviews and Letters by Melville," a letter has been redated and a wealth of new biographical material has been added to the footnotes, notably to Melville’s "Hawthorne and His Mosses." "Analogues and Sources" retains classic pieces by J. N. Reynolds and Owen Chase, as well as new findings by Geoffrey Sanborn and Steven Olsen-Smith. In "Reviews of Moby-Dick" emphasizes the ongoing religious hostility toward Melville and highlights new discoveries, such as the first-known Scottish review of The Whale. "Posthumous Praise and the Melville Revival: 1893-1927" collects belated, enthusiastic praise up through that of William Faulkner. "Biographical Cross-Light" is Hershel Parker’s somber look at what writing Moby-Dick cost Melville and his family.

From Foreword through Selected Bibliography, this Sesquicentennial Norton Critical Edition is uniquely valuable as the most up-to-date and comprehensive documentary source for study of Moby-Dick.

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About the series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

About the Author

Hershel Parker is a co-editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, and of the Norton Critical Edition of Melville’s The Confidence-Man and Moby Dick. He is co-editor of the multi-volume The Writings of Herman Melville (Northwestern-Newberry).

Harrison Hayford is co-editor of the multi-volume The Writings of Herman Melville (Northwestern-Newberry), and editor of the Library of America Melville, in addition to many other works.

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Randall L. Wilson
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Big, Big, Big
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2015
I read Moby-Dick several times in college almost forty years ago. Now I''m taking a night class and reading it with life experience of forty years. Awe is the feeling that constantly gets evoked as I read. Why awe? Capacious. That is the word that repeats... See more
I read Moby-Dick several times in college almost forty years ago. Now I''m taking a night class and reading it with life experience of forty years. Awe is the feeling that constantly gets evoked as I read. Why awe?

Capacious. That is the word that repeats again and again in my head. Moby-Dick is a vibrantly colored hot air balloon that keeps growing in size as I read it. First, Melville''s subject is the sperm whale, one of the largest creatures on earth. But we don''t just learn about the sperm whale but about all whales. Then we learn about whaling and its nobility. Here is where it gets very interesting. We participate in whaling, its skill, equipment, courage, risks and economy AND about how it results in the gruesome destruction of the whale. We feel the horror inflicted on the whales and we feel the nobility of the activity that slaughters them. Melville doesn''t allow us to avert our eyes either to the daring of whaling or to the viciousness of the slaughter. That is where the book inflates even more because he holds both perspectives equally which is a much larger place than if he had taken sides.

The book also foreshadows modernism by using a variety of narrative techniques; theater, pure narration, encyclopedic explanations and subjective interior monologues. Melville is constantly breaking up the narrative with omniscient recitations of fascinating information about his subject matter. And like Ulysses or the Waste Land, he piles on the reference to Shakespeare, the Greeks, Christianity and the Hebrew traditions.

There are many references with regard to Ahab and the Whale regarding evil and Satan. Yet Ahab has great respect and reverence for Moby Dick. Ahab himself knows he is obsessed and but can have great compassion like his feelings for the lowly addled Pip. So yes there is evil afoot in the book but it isn''t the kind that that creates simple polar opposites. As Ahab describes Moby-Dick (has) `an inscrutable malice sinewing through it'' that describe the book as well. There is evil and there is also goodness that coexists in the book making the reader feel that he has to take sides. If the reader resists this temptation he or she will experience the awe of a deep and ever expanding mystery.
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(Norton Critical Edition) Excellent Compact Paperback Edition - Enhances The Reading Experience
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2015
This review is for the Norton Critical 150th Anniversary Edition. I''ve read several other versions, as this is one of my favorite books, and this edition would easily be in my Top editions to own. Despite being a paperback and filled with supplemental material, I was... See more
This review is for the Norton Critical 150th Anniversary Edition. I''ve read several other versions, as this is one of my favorite books, and this edition would easily be in my Top editions to own. Despite being a paperback and filled with supplemental material, I was surprised at how compact it is. The annotations and illustrations really add to your reading enjoyment of this classic novel.
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I had to buy another one, but new one.
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020
Not a bad copy, but It had writing all over the pages. Now I understood if it was small margin writing but this had writing all over the text making it illegible. And it takes you out of the text when your enjoying it. My professor required that it be clean of margin... See more
Not a bad copy, but It had writing all over the pages. Now I understood if it was small margin writing but this had writing all over the text making it illegible. And it takes you out of the text when your enjoying it. My professor required that it be clean of margin writing if I bought it the best used and clean copy.... that didn’t work out so I decided to buy a brand new one. Cost me 92 dollars. Aghh.
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Montana Skyline
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Excellent critical edition of the classic
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2015
I recently went looking for the best replacement copy for a sadly beaten-up and marked-up copy of Moby-Dick from many years back. After a bit of research and various recommendations, I suggest this Norton Critical edition. It is an authoritative text, well edited and... See more
I recently went looking for the best replacement copy for a sadly beaten-up and marked-up copy of Moby-Dick from many years back. After a bit of research and various recommendations, I suggest this Norton Critical edition. It is an authoritative text, well edited and annotated, and not unreasonably priced. I particularly like the glossary, "pictorial account" and contemporary engravings included as part of the "Contexts" or appendices, and the short essays or criticisms included seems well-selected. If I could make the print somewhat larger and include some of the illustrations in the text, I would.

As for Moby-Dick the book --- well, you either find it extraordinary (in a good way) or not. Put me in the first camp.
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Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2021
It went to the wrong address see picture, but I got it the next morning, somewhat like Moby Dick! Moby Dick is elusive but one of the best books written. I had a professor said he read it every year. I missed many year but now aged 84 I am still learning. The... See more
It went to the wrong address see picture, but I got it the next morning,
somewhat like Moby Dick! Moby Dick is elusive but one of the best books written. I had a professor said he read it every year. I missed many year but now aged 84 I am still learning.
The Norton Critical Edition has so many notes to help.
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This Is NOT An Adventure Story
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2012
Moby Dick is not an adventure story - it is an allegory of the human condition amidst the setting of the whaling profession. Mankind''s varied quest for greed, lust, longing, vengeance and fulfillment. Moby Dick is all of these human yearnings and more in one book. If you... See more
Moby Dick is not an adventure story - it is an allegory of the human condition amidst the setting of the whaling profession. Mankind''s varied quest for greed, lust, longing, vengeance and fulfillment. Moby Dick is all of these human yearnings and more in one book. If you want an adventure story there are other books out there that will quench your thirst. If you approach Moby Dick the same as most unwilling High School students do, you won''t even get a 100 pages into it and will become disillusioned and discouraged because it wasn''t quite the adventure story you were hoping for and the end result, You Will Never Finish It! Leave your expectations behind. Moby Dick is great Literature! But it isn''t the formulaic rhythm we find in today''s bestsellers. In fact in 1851 it wasn''t the normal piece of literature people EXPECTED it to be. Cast aside these expectations, and take your time. This will not be a quick read. If it takes you a couple of months or a year, stay with it. In fact read other books while reading Moby Dick. Like I mentioned before, it is not a quick read, it will be one you savor and slowly digest. Think of a glass of fine Cabernet. You sip that glass, you don''t gulp it. Just keep reminding yourself when you come to certain parts of the book that do not seem to have anything to do with the overall narrative thread of the story that Moby Dick is an allegory of the human condition of greed, lust, longing and vengeance. This piece of literature is an overall experience that will linger with you for years to come - if you allow it to do so.
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Not a beach read but still a good read while you''re on the beach
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2016
Moby Dick is in the canon of English literature. It''s something you are required to read in high school or college. This is not a condensed book. You may be surprised that Moby Dick ruined Melville''s writing career in his lifetime - he sailed too close to the wind of his... See more
Moby Dick is in the canon of English literature. It''s something you are required to read in high school or college. This is not a condensed book. You may be surprised that Moby Dick ruined Melville''s writing career in his lifetime - he sailed too close to the wind of his contemporary culture. There is still a lot to learn about Melville, whaling, and the history of literary criticism of this novel.
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Great edition of this master work
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
Well-put together book and resources. Great to have on the shelf.
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E.A.P.
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Not the edition shown but book is good still
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 20, 2016
Ops I think they''ve ran out of the anniversary edition, would love that one but this 2002 edition is still good.
Ops I think they''ve ran out of the anniversary edition, would love that one but this 2002 edition is still good.
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Reviewed in Italy on April 5, 2015
La consegna, come al solito, celere. Le condizioni del prodotto, in quanto nuovo, sono eccellenti. Consiglio questo testo a tutti coloro che vogliono studiare a fondo l''opera di Melville in lingua originale, con tanto di illustrazioni e sezioni dedicate all''ambiente...See more
La consegna, come al solito, celere. Le condizioni del prodotto, in quanto nuovo, sono eccellenti. Consiglio questo testo a tutti coloro che vogliono studiare a fondo l''opera di Melville in lingua originale, con tanto di illustrazioni e sezioni dedicate all''ambiente mercantile e alla biologia marina
La consegna, come al solito, celere. Le condizioni del prodotto, in quanto nuovo, sono eccellenti. Consiglio questo testo a tutti coloro che vogliono studiare a fondo l''opera di Melville in lingua originale, con tanto di illustrazioni e sezioni dedicate all''ambiente mercantile e alla biologia marina
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In Ordnung
Reviewed in Germany on June 18, 2014
Erster Eindruck: wie immer super verpackt und schnell angekommen. Nach dem Auspacken: eine Ecke des Buches ist beschädigt, mehrere Seiten sind gewellt (schlechte Lagerung?) und mehrere Seiten haben kleine bis mittlere Eselsohren. Allgemein sehr dünne Seiten, bedingt durch...See more
Erster Eindruck: wie immer super verpackt und schnell angekommen. Nach dem Auspacken: eine Ecke des Buches ist beschädigt, mehrere Seiten sind gewellt (schlechte Lagerung?) und mehrere Seiten haben kleine bis mittlere Eselsohren. Allgemein sehr dünne Seiten, bedingt durch die Fülle an Text aber nötig, oder das Buch wäre wesentlich dicker. Zum Inhalt: Super! Sehr ausführlich und schön gemacht! Hintergründe, Biographien, Briefe, Reiseroute und und und! Tolle Ausgabe. Ideal für das vertiefende Studium. Fazit: auf jeden Fall sein Geld wert. Daumen hoch!
Erster Eindruck: wie immer super verpackt und schnell angekommen. Nach dem Auspacken: eine Ecke des Buches ist beschädigt, mehrere Seiten sind gewellt (schlechte Lagerung?) und mehrere Seiten haben kleine bis mittlere Eselsohren.
Allgemein sehr dünne Seiten, bedingt durch die Fülle an Text aber nötig, oder das Buch wäre wesentlich dicker.

Zum Inhalt: Super! Sehr ausführlich und schön gemacht! Hintergründe, Biographien, Briefe, Reiseroute und und und!
Tolle Ausgabe. Ideal für das vertiefende Studium.

Fazit: auf jeden Fall sein Geld wert. Daumen hoch!
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Ein Klassiker, der schwer verdaulich ist
Reviewed in Germany on June 16, 2015
Natürlich finden sich in Moby Dick unglaublich moderne Gedanken, aber dieses Buch bringt jeden vernünftigen Leser an seine Grenzen. Genremix, hochphilosophisch, sarkastisch und bildlich - das Alles macht Moby Dick zu dem Klassiker aus dem 19ten Jahrhundert!
Natürlich finden sich in Moby Dick unglaublich moderne Gedanken, aber dieses Buch bringt jeden vernünftigen Leser an seine Grenzen. Genremix, hochphilosophisch, sarkastisch und bildlich - das Alles macht Moby Dick zu dem Klassiker aus dem 19ten Jahrhundert!
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Es gibt auch billigere Varianten
Reviewed in Germany on December 16, 2012
Ich muss diese Version für die Uni kaufen, jedoch habe ich bisher keinen Vorteil gegenüber anderen günstigeren (oder als ebook sogar kostenlosen) Varianten entdecken können. Wem es also nur um die Geschichte geht, sollte sich dieses Buch auf keinen Fall kaufen.
Ich muss diese Version für die Uni kaufen, jedoch habe ich bisher keinen Vorteil gegenüber anderen günstigeren (oder als ebook sogar kostenlosen) Varianten entdecken können. Wem es also nur um die Geschichte geht, sollte sich dieses Buch auf keinen Fall kaufen.
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