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´╗┐Title: Moby Dick
Author: Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
Language: English
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Moby Dick

by Herman Melville (1819-1891)


Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant.
He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher)
before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler _Acushnet_.
He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on
an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American
boat returning to the U.S.  He successfully romanticized
these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years,
including _Moby Dick_ (1851), one of the masterworks of
American fiction.  His popularity waned, and by the time
he died he was virtually forgotten.  _Billy Budd_ was
his last great novel.  As his writing declined, Melville
sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper
ship commanded by his brother.


  File:         Contents:

  moby-001.txt  Preliminary Matter.     This text of Melville's   moby-Dick is based on
  moby-002.txt  LOOMINGS                Call me Ishmael.  Some years ago--never mind how
  moby-003.txt  THE CARPET-BAG          I stuffed a shirt or two into my old
  moby-004.txt  THE SPOUTER-INN         Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn,
  moby-005.txt  THE COUNTERPANE         Upon waking next morning about daylight,
  moby-006.txt  BREAKFAST               I quickly followed suit, and descending into
  moby-007.txt  THE STREET              If I had been astonished at first catching a
  moby-008.txt  THE CHAPEL              In this same New Bedford there stands a
  moby-009.txt  THE PULPIT              I had not been seated very long ere a man
  moby-010.txt  THE SERMON              Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of
  moby-010.txt  A BOSOM FRIEND          Returning to the Spouter-Inn from the
  moby-011.txt  NIGHTGOWN               We had lain thus in bed, chatting and
  moby-012.txt  BIOGRAPHICAL            Queequeg was a native of Kokovoko, an
  moby-013.txt  WHEELBARROW             wheelbarrow next morning, Monday, after disposing of
  moby-014.txt  NANTUCKET               Nothing more happened on the passage worthy
  moby-016.txt  THE SHIP                In bed we concocted our plans for the morrow.
  moby-017.txt  THE RAMADAN             As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and
  moby-018.txt  HIS MARK                As we were walking down the end of the wharf
  moby-019.txt  THE PROPHET             Shipmates, have ye shipped in that ship?
  moby-020.txt  ALL ASTIR               A day or two passed, and there was great
  moby-021.txt  GOING ABOARD            It was nearly six o'clock, but only grey
  moby-022.txt  MERRY CHRISTMAS         At length, towards noon, upon the
  moby-023.txt  THE LEE SHORE           Some chapters back, one Bulkington was
  moby-024.txt  THE ADVOCATE            As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked
  moby-025.txt  POSTSCRIPT              In behalf of the dignity of whaling, I
  moby-026.txt  KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES     The chief mate of the Pequod was
  moby-027.txt  KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES     Stubb was the second mate.  He
  moby-028.txt  AHAB                    For several days after leaving Nantucket,
  moby-029.txt  ENTER AHAB; TO HIM, STUBB       Some days elapsed, and ice
  moby-030.txt  THE PIPE                When Stubb had departed, Ahab stood for a
  moby-031.txt  QUEEN MAB               Next morning Stubb accosted Flask.  Such a
  moby-032.txt  CETOLOGY                Already we are boldly launched upon the
  moby-033.txt  THE SPECKSYNDER         Concerning the officers of the
  moby-034.txt  THE CABIN-TABLE         It is noon; and Dough-Boy, the
  moby-035.txt  THE MAST-HEAD           It was during the more pleasant weather,
  moby-036.txt  THE QUARTER-DECK        (enter Ahab: Then, all.) It
  moby-037.txt  SUNSET                  The cabin; by the stern windows;
  moby-038.txt  DUSK                    By the Mainmast; Starbuck leaning
  moby-039.txt  FIRST NIGHT-WATCH FORE-TOP     ( Stubb solus, and
  moby-040.txt  MIDNIGHT, FORECASTLE HARPOONERS AND SAILORS          ( Foresail
  moby-041.txt  MOBY DICK               I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts
  moby-042.txt  THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE     What the white whale was to
  moby-043.txt  HARK                    Hist!  Did you hear that noise, Cabaco?
  moby-044.txt  THE CHART               Had you followed Captain Ahab down into his
  moby-045.txt  THE AFFIDAVIT           So far as what there may be of a
  moby-046.txt  SURMISES                Though, consumed with the hot fire of his
  moby-047.txt  THE MAT-MAKER           It was a cloudy, sultry afternoon;
  moby-048.txt  THE FIRST LOWERING      The phantoms, for so they then
  moby-049.txt  THE HYENA               There are certain queer times and occasions
  moby-050.txt  AHAB'S BOAT AND CREW. FEDALLAH     Who would have thought
  moby-051.txt  THE SPIRIT-SPOUT        Days, weeks passed, and under easy
  moby-052.txt  THE ALBATROSS           South-eastward from the Cape, off the
  moby-053.txt  THE GAM                 The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on
  moby-054.txt  THE TOWN-HO'S STORY     (As told at the Golden Inn.)
  moby-055.txt  OF THE MONSTROUS PICTURES OF WHALES       I shall ere long
  moby-056.txt  OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES, AND THE TRUE
  moby-057.txt  OF WHALES IN PAINT; IN TEETH; IN WOOD; IN
  moby-058.txt  BRIT                    Steering north-eastward from the Crozetts, we
  moby-059.txt  SQUID                   Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the
  moby-060.txt  THE LINE                With reference to the whaling scene shortly to
  moby-061.txt  STUBB KILLS A WHALE     If to Starbuck the apparition of
  moby-062.txt  THE DART                A word concerning an incident in the last
  moby-063.txt  THE CROTCH              Out of the trunk, the branches grow; out
  moby-064.txt  STUBB'S SUPPER          Stubb's whale had been killed some
  moby-065.txt  THE WHALE AS A DISH     That mortal man should feed upon
  moby-066.txt  THE SHARK MASSACRE      When in the Southern Fishery, a
  moby-067.txt  CUTTING IN              It was a Saturday night, and such a
  moby-068.txt  THE BLANKET             I have given no small attention to that
  moby-069.txt  THE FUNERAL             Haul in the chains!  Let the carcase go
  moby-070.txt  THE SPHYNX              It should not have been omitted that
  moby-071.txt  THE JEROBOAM'S STORY    Hand in hand, ship and breeze
  moby-072.txt  THE MONKEY ROPE         In the tumultuous business of cutting-in
  moby-073.txt  STUBB AND FLASK KILL A RIGHT WHALE; AND THEN HAVE
  moby-074.txt  THE SPERM WHALE'S HEAD--CONTRASTED VIEW      Here, now, are
  moby-075.txt  THE RIGHT WHALE'S HEAD--CONTRASTED VIEW      Crossing the
  moby-076.txt  THE BATTERING-RAM       Ere quitting, for the nonce, the
  moby-077.txt  THE GREAT HEIDELBURGH TUN      Now comes the Baling of
  moby-078.txt  CISTERN AND BUCKETS     Nimble as a cat, Tashtego
  moby-079.txt  THE PRAIRE              To scan the lines of his face, or feel
  moby-080.txt  THE NUT                 If the Sperm Whale be physiognomically a
  moby-081.txt  THE PEQUOD MEETS THE VIRGIN       The predestinated day
  moby-082.txt  THE HONOR AND GLORY OF WHALING    There are some
  moby-083.txt  JONAH HISTORICALLY REGARDED       Reference was made to
  moby-084.txt  PITCHPOLING             To make them run easily and swiftly,
  moby-085.txt  THE FOUNTAIN            That for six thousand years --and no one
  moby-086.txt  THE TAIL                Other poets have warbled the praises of
  moby-087.txt  THE GRAND ARMADA        The long and narrow peninsula of
  moby-088.txt  SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS         The previous chapter
  moby-089.txt  FAST-FISH AND LOOSE-FISH          The allusion to the waifs
  moby-090.txt  HEADS OR TAILS          De balena vero sufficit, si rex habeat
  moby-091.txt  THE PEQUOD MEETS THE ROSE-BUD     In vain it was to rake
  moby-092.txt  AMBERGRIS               Now this ambergris is a very curious
  moby-093.txt  THE CASTAWAY            It was but some few days after
  moby-094.txt  A SQUEEZE OF THE HAND   That whale of Stubb's so dearly
  moby-095.txt  THE CASSOCK             Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a
  moby-096.txt  THE TRY-WORKS           Besides her hoisted boats, an American
  moby-097.txt  THE LAMP                Had you descended from the Pequod's
  moby-098.txt  STOWING DOWN AND CLEARING UP      Already has it been
  moby-099.txt  THE DOUBLOON            Ere now it has been related how Ahab was
  moby-100.txt  LEG AND ARM THE PEQUOD, OF NANTUCKET, MEETS THE SAMUEL
  moby-101.txt  THE DECANTER            Ere the English ship fades from sight, be
  moby-102.txt  A BOWER IN THE ARSACIDES          Hitherto, in descriptively
  moby-103.txt  MEASUREMENT OF THE WHALE'S SKELETON     In the first
  moby-104.txt  THE FOSSIL WHALE        From his mighty bulk the whale
  moby-105.txt  DOES THE WHALE'S MAGNITUDE DIMINISH? WILL HE PERISH?       Inasmuch, then
  moby-106.txt  AHAB'S LEG              The precipitating manner in which Captain
  moby-107.txt  THE CARPENTER           Seat thyself sultanically among the
  moby-108.txt  AHAB AND THE CARPENTER THE DECK--FIRST NIGHT WATCH
  moby-109.txt  AHAB AND STARBUCK IN THE CABIN        According to usage they
  moby-110.txt  QUEEQUEG IN HIS COFFIN                Upon searching, it was found
  moby-111.txt  THE PACIFIC             When gliding by the Bashee isles we emerged
  moby-112.txt  THE BLACKSMITH          The blacksmith availing himself of the mild,
  moby-113.txt  THE FORGE               With matted beard, and swathed in a
  moby-114.txt  THE GILDER              Penetrating further and further into the
  moby-115.txt  THE PEQUOD MEETS THE BACHELOR         And jolly enough were
  moby-116.txt  THE DYING WHALE         Not seldom in this life, when, on the
  moby-117.txt  THE WHALE WATCH         The four whales slain that evening
  moby-118.txt  THE QUADRANT            The season for the Line at length drew
  moby-119.txt  THE CANDLES             Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest
  moby-120.txt  THE DECK TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST NIGHT WATCH
  moby-121.txt  MIDNIGHT--THE FORECASTLE BULWARKS     Stubb and Flask
  moby-122.txt  MIDNIGHT ALOFT--THUNDER AND LIGHTNING            The
  moby-123.txt  THE MUSKET              During the most violent shocks of the
  moby-124.txt  THE NEEDLE              Next morning the not-yet-subsided sea
  moby-125.txt  THE LOG AND LINE        While now the fated Pequod had been
  moby-126.txt  THE LIFE-BUOY           Steering now south-eastward by Ahab's
  moby-127.txt  THE DECK                The coffin laid upon two line-tubs, between
  moby-128.txt  THE PEQUOD MEETS THE RACHEL     Next day, a large
  moby-129.txt  THE CABIN               (Ahab moving to go on deck; Pip catches
  moby-130.txt  THE HAT                 And now that at the proper time and place,
  moby-131.txt  THE PEQUOD MEETS THE DELIGHT    The intense Pequod
  moby-132.txt  THE SYMPHONY            It was a clear steel-blue day.  The
  moby-133.txt  THE CHASE--FIRST DAY    That night, in the mid-watch,
  moby-134.txt  THE CHASE--SECOND DAY   At day-break, the three





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