It’s an extraordinary novel in all sorts of ways, and the scale of it reflects the scale of the sea.
“I actually have quite an idiosyncratic reading of this great metaphysical masterpiece.”
Rebecca Goldstein, Philosopher
“It’s an extraordinary novel in all sorts of ways, and the scale of it reflects the scale of the sea.”
Philip Marsden, Novelist
“Through the whale, as I see it now, we feel the power of the relationship between man and nature, exposing man’s urge to control the natural world.”
Jonathon Porritt, Environmentalist
“Evil derives from the violent avoidance of the realisation of our own mortality and there could be few better examples of this in literature than Melville’s portrait of Ahab in Moby-Dick.”
Adam Haslett, Novelist
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