New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, c.1956. Early G&D Edition: Reprint. Cloth. Small 8vo, green cloth with black lettering in "label," Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting Captain Ahab [looking rather like movie posters of Gregory Peck], 633 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #3064
A striking (!) edition of this American classic novel.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee.
A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre classifications range from late Romantic to early Symbolist. Its reputation as a "Great American Novel" was established only in the 20th century, after the centennial of its author's birth.
William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written the book himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the greatest book of the sea ever written". Its opening sentence, "Call me Ishmael", is among world literature's most famous.
Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory PECK, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn.--Wikipedia
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally: tight, clean, bright with a superb dj!
Traces of tape on front pastedown & inside flap of dust jacket: once used to afix the dj onto the free front endpaper.