Recensie: Moby Dick


Auteur: Herman Melville
Titel: Moby Dick or, The Whale
Genre: Classics, literatuur, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1851
ISBN: 9780142437247
Aantal pagina’s: 654
Gelezen: Oktober 2021

So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick 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. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author’s lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

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