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Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

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Wed, 26 May 2010 17:57:38 +0200

Frontmatter: do you mean, the "Etymology" and "Extracts" sections ? I moved them to the front of the book.

Sun, 23 May 2010 11:49:59 +0200

Very nice job on the formating, but unfortunately this version is incomplete: The editor dropped the frontmatter, which is a crucial part of the novel.
Any chance anybody could fix that?

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1851

Word count: 211,735 words (≈ about 14 hours)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: Public Domain

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