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Moby Dick; or, The Whale (Great Books of the Western World, #48)
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b What has cast such a shadow upon you br The Negro b br br With its intense mix of mystery adventure and a surprise ending i Benito Cereno i at first seems merely a provocative example from the genre Herman Melville created with his early best selling novels of the sea However most Melville scholars consider it his most sophisticated work and many such as novelist Ralph Ellison have hailed it as the most piercing look at slavery in all of American literature br br Based on a real life incident the character names remain unchanged i Benito Cereno i tells what happens when an American merchant ship comes upon a mysterious Spanish ship where the nearly all black crew and their white captain are starving and yet hostile to offers of help Melville s most focused political work it is rife with allusions a ship named after Santo Domingo site of the slave revolt led by Toussaint L Ouverture analogies does the good hearted yet obtuse American captain refer to the American character itself and mirroring images that deepen our reflections on human oppression and its resultant depravities br br It is in short a multi layered masterpiece that rewards repeated readings and deepens our appreciation of Melville s genius, Male female deft fraudulent constantly shifting which of the masquerade of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is the confidence man The central motif of Melville s last and most modern novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history, Typee is a fast moving adventure tale an autobiographical account of the author s Polynesian stay an examination of the nature of good and evil and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators, A handsome young sailor is unjustly accused of plotting mutiny in this timeless tale of the sea