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Pursuing the whale

John Atkins Cook

Pursuing the whale

a quarter of whaling in the Arctic.

by John Atkins Cook

  • 15 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whaling,
  • Seafaring life,
  • Arctic regions

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG545 C6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination344p.
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14331412M

    not the central theme of the book, Deacon makes several claims about the novel that do not seem to fit with the evidence seen in the actual story. To begin with, Deacon holds that through his writing, Melville is attempting to show that “meaning is found (if anywhere) in the splendour, beauty, and awesome powers of the whale” (Deacon 78). “Unfitness to pursue our research in the unfathomable waters.” “Impenetrable veil covering our knowledge of the cetacea.” “A field strewn with thorns.” “All these incomplete indications but serve to torture us naturalists.” Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.

    They pursue the glory of killing whales and receive credit for it, while the harpooners, people of color, do the most dangerous work. The whiteness of the whale is also significant, as the whale. In this sense, at least, the writing of whale books and the doing of whale science are more alike than different. Both go into the world absent their whales. If it is the whale you want, you will have to go to sea, where, because of the events I recount in this book, you are likely to have a considerable wait. Bring a book.

      Ahab pursuing idolatry: Despite his love poem to the whale head, he remains singular in his pursuit and cares not that his pursuit doesn't necessarily benefit the rest of his crew. We get a story about a bonkers Jeroboam crew member who thinks he's Gabriel (that Gabriel) who becomes our second prophet blubbering about impending doom. What is it about the book that Melville considered evil? I think the answer to that question lies in the meaning of the central symbolic character of the novel, Moby Dick, the great white whale. Melville experts and scholars come to different conclusions about the meaning of the great white whale. Many see this brutish animal as evil because it.


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King announces his core belief early on, and sticks to it: “for me Moby-Dick is first and foremost a novel about the living, breathing, awe-inspiring global ocean Pursuing the whale book its inhabitants.” By focusing on background, not foreground, he constructs a sturdy portal to 19th.

Capt. Ahab's story, his pursuit of the whale and its consequences to everyone aboard the Pequod, is the book's vigorously active element that, in general, Pursuing the whale book fueled imaginations of. The main plot point of insane, obsessed Ahab monomaniacally (a word used a lot in the book) pursuing the white whale was actually a very small part of the book, until the last ten percent, except/5.

This book is a bit too enamored with itself (to the point of being self-referential - it starts by telling us a boy is reading a book about the blue whale and shows us this book's cover).

As a junior high essay, it would probably get a C. The organization and presentation are poor/5(). Pursuing the White Whale is my metaphor for the sheer impossibility of reading all of the great works of literature in one's lifetime.

Here I will rate and review books, discuss book related topics, and open the door to my life of reading. Pursuing the White Whale Join me in my quest as I attempt to read all of the fine literature.

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According to the Pew Research Center, the average person in the U.S. reads about 12 books. Pursuing the Whale. Whaling meant long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of intense, dangerous activity.

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW. Moby Dick or The Whale is the story by Herman Melville of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself.

But more than. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, Item # Buckram. A Very Good Copy. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ tall. Owner stamped inside front and back covers. Slight beginning wear to top of spine. Account of the author's long career chasing the 'king of the boundless sea' in some of the most magestic of sailing vessels.

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Book Reviews (Classic books offer few, if any, mainstream press reviews Amazon or Barnes & Noble for helpful customer reviews.) The following is excerpted from the "Introduction" to Penguin Classic edition of the longer—and very fine—version, visit the Penguin Group USA website. Its reputation invariably preceding it, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is a novel like no.

The book which draws from Melville’s life and experience in the sea and as legend has it, was from an actual albino whale called Mocha Dick. Its illustrious and well-known ending is. Narrative of whaling voyages in Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas after bowhead and sperm whales, with useful material on handling of the catch.

Ahab’s White Whale and Other Letters to the Editor The killing in the s of Mocha Dick, a giant sperm whale said to attack whaling ships with premeditated ferocity.

Mocha Dick was an. Herman Melville’s masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history Over a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself/5(12).

Essex was an American whaler from Nantucket, Massachusetts, which was launched in Inwhile at sea in the southern Pacific Ocean under the command of Captain George Pollard Jr., she was attacked and sunk by a sperm ed thousands of miles from the coast of South America with little food and water, the man crew was forced to make for land in the ship's surviving whaleboats.

EXTRACTS. (Supplied by a Sub-Sub-Librarian). It will be seen that this mere painstaking burrower and grub-worm of a poor devil of a Sub-Sub appears to have gone through the long Vaticans and street-stalls of the earth, picking up whatever random allusions to whales he could anyways find in any book whatsoever, sacred or profane.

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