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"Moby Dick" was first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature.

The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.

In Moby Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and the metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the journey of the main characters, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God are all examined, as the main characters speculate upon their personal beliefs and their places in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices, such as stage directions, extended soliloquies, and asides.

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Ishamel, in New York, feels suicidal, decides to go on a whaling voyage from Massachsuetts. There he meets Queequeg, a native of the south seas. They sign on to the ship Pequod, captained by Ahab. On Christmas day, the Pequod starts its voyage around the world to hunt whales. Soon Captain Ahab reveals that he is really after just one whale, the one who bit off his leg, Moby Dick. They sail around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, then through the Pacfic Ocean, capturing whales and meeting other whaling ships: the Rosebud, the Town Ho, the Jungfrau. After a dramatic storm, in the south sea, off Japan, the Pequod encounters Moby Dick. The Pequod, including Ishmael, Queequeg, the first, second, and third mates, and Ahab, chase Moby for three days. On the third day, Ahab harpoons Moby Dick. The line tangles around his neck, and he is drawn down into the sea when Moby sounds. His diving creates a whirlpool that also draws the Pequod down with it. All perish except Ishmael. He is rescued to tell the story by one of the boats the Pequod has previously encountered.
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