The Best of MOBY DICK and TYPEE Also Complete BILLY BUDD
By Herman Melville
FOREWORD BY REAR ADMIRAL EDWARD ELLSBERG
Platt & Munk Great Writers Collection Book
Ex-Library Book. Copyright: 1964. No Edition stated. Published by Platt & Munk. 543 Pages. Book Boards are in Fair condition with some light edge, corner, & shelf wear. Some library markings on the inside of the boards. Has library pocket & several library stamps & markings. Pages are Clean & Tight with a couple of light soiling spots. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with some light edge & shelf wear.
From the Contents.......
" ' THERE SHE BLOWS! SHE BLOWS, SHE BLOWS!'
And with the echo of that hoarse cry from the masthead ringing in your ears, under the magic spell of Herman Melville's vivid prose you are lowering away with a rush, and in a moment more, with salt spray foaming high under the bow of your whaleboat, you are off, pulling your heart out."
These words evoking Moby Dick, the whaling epic "unmatched in all literature," open Rear Admiral Ellsberg's glowing tribute to this collection of Melville's great novels---his first, his last, and his acknowledged masterpiece. Here is the heart of Moby Dick, that retains all the excitement, the wonderful characters---Ahab, Ishmael, Queequeg and the others---the stirring scenes and powerful writing of the original story.
Here too are selections from Typee that captures the dangers as well as the appeal of a primitive south sea island people. And finally, here is the complete Billy Budd, dramatic novel of the British navy, in the approved Harvard University Press edition.
A short biographical sketch completes this Melville collection.
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