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Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick

George Cotkin


Moby-Dick looms large—gargantuan in size, themes, symbols, and influence. Its deep dives, comedic interludes, adventurous journey, and surface effects demand a new approach. Instead of a traditional academic analysis, this book grapples in novel fashion with this classic work. The book follows the flow of the original Moby-Dick and aims to bring new appreciation for the novel, its characters, and its readers. It captures the up and down history of the novel, from its original reception to its resurrection in the 1890s, to its becoming the central work in the canon of American literature in the ... More

Keywords: novels, Moby-Dick, American literature, popular culture, songs, motion pictures, paintings, jokes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199855735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Cotkin, author
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Professor of History