Item description for Moby Dick (La punta del iceberg) by Herman Melville...
Overview Presents an adaptation of the nineteenth-century novel of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale.
Aimed at young readers, this adventure-themed collection of adapted classic books will entertain youngsters with characters and storylines that seek to foster their love for reading. These classics are a great way for young readers to start building their very own library.
Orientado al público infantil-juvenil, esta colección de obras clásicas de aventura busca entretener a lectores jóvenes con personajes e historias que fomentarán su amor por la lectura. Estos libros clásicos son la manera perfecta para que los jóvenes empiecen su propia biblioteca.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 2007
Publisher Edimat Libros
ISBN 8497862805 ISBN13 9788497862806
Availability 0 units.
More About Herman Melville
Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpieceM oby-Dick. Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924. Tony Millionaire is an American cartoonist, illustrator and author known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and the Sock Monkey series of comic and picture books.
Herman Melville lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Herman Melville was born in 1819 and died in 1891.