An Unauthorized Critical Edition with Annotations and Commentary from the World's Foremost Literary Society. Come enjoy /lit/'s collaborative effort with this all new edition of Herman Melville's masterpiece Moby-Dick complete with annotations and all new critical essays. From the authors that brought you The Legacy of Totalitarianism in a Tundra, Hypersphere, Dreamscape, and Coronameron, this all new, annotated edition of Herman Melville’s classic work has been brought to a modern audience. The distinguished scholars featured in this tome may disagree about the inner workings of the novel, but they can all agree that a whale is surely a fish. You know how the old story goes. The year is 2069. Whale Oil has been outlawed by the Neo-Nantucket New Earth Government, and a new strain of hyper-infectious fish disease has wiped out all life on land. A terrorist bombing gone wrong forces young Ishmael to leave his home aboard an Arctic whaling fleet ship and embark on a perilous quest around the world. What follows is a nautical picaresque through the Anglo-American unconscious featuring slippery banana peels, a floating feed and seed outlet, a mysterious wheelchair-bound French Sufi mystic, and cannibalistic Polynesians that click into digital voodoo. Whalespasms last for 40 hours or more. And this is just the beginning. All this and more can be found within these pages, alongside a new introduction and full-length critical essays published here for the first time. Come explore /lit/’s masterful analysis and commentary on the 1851 classic that put American literature on the map.
- Publication Date
- Jul 21, 2021
- No Known Copyright (Public Domain)
- By (author): Herman Melville, Edited by: Anonymous
- Interior Color
- Black & White
- US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)