Moby Dick (Dover Giant Thrift Editions) (Prebound)
About the Author
Herman Melville (1819 1891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of "Moby-Dick, "now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville s contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work."