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Herman Melville (1819–1891)

Autor(a) de Moby Dick

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About the Author

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young mostrar mais Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books set in the South Seas. Both were popular successes, particularly Typee, which included a stay among cannibals and a romance with a South Sea maiden. During the next several years, Melville published three more romances that drew upon his experiences at sea: Redburn (1849) and White-Jacket (1850), both fairly realistic accounts of the sailor's life and depicting the loss of innocence of central characters; and Mardi (1849), which, like the other two books, began as a romance of adventure but turned into an allegorical critique of contemporary American civilization. Moby Dick (1851) also began as an adventure story, based on Melville's experiences aboard the whaling ship. However, in the writing of it inspired in part by conversations with his friend and neighbor Hawthorne and partly by his own irrepressible imagination and reading of Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists Melville turned the book into something so strange that, when it appeared in print, many of his readers and critics were dumbfounded, even outraged. By the mid-1850s, Melville's literary reputation was all but destroyed, and he was obliged to live the rest of his life taking whatever jobs he could find and borrowing money from relatives, who fortunately were always in a position to help him. He continued to write, however, and published some marvelous short fiction pieces Benito Cereno" (1855) and "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853) are the best. He also published several volumes of poetry, the most important of which was Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866), poems of occasionally great power that were written in response to the moral challenge of the Civil War. His posthumously published work, Billy Budd (1924), on which he worked up until the time of his death, became Melville's last significant literary work, a brilliant short novel that movingly describes a young sailor's imprisonment and death. Melville's reputation, however, rests most solidly on his great epic romance, Moby Dick. It is a difficult as well as a brilliant book, and many critics have offered interpretations of its complicated ambiguous symbolism. Darrel Abel briefly summed up Moby Dick as "the story of an attempt to search the unsearchable ways of God," although the book has historical, political, and moral implications as well. Melville died at his home in New York City early on the morning of September 28, 1891, at age 72. The doctor listed "cardiac dilation" on the death certificate. He was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York, along with his wife, Elizabeth Shaw Melville. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Etching of Joseph O. Eaton's portrait of Herman Melville Published c. 1944, painting created before 1891

Séries

Obras de Herman Melville

Moby Dick (1851) 35,144 cópias
Billy Budd, Sailor (1924) 2,588 cópias
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846) 2,152 cópias
Billy Budd and Other Stories (1924) 1,987 cópias
Billy Budd and Other Tales (1961) 946 cópias
Bartleby / Benito Cereno (1853) 935 cópias
Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (1852) 742 cópias
Benito Cereno (1855) 675 cópias
Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi (1982) 621 cópias
White-Jacket (1850) 607 cópias
Graphic Classics: Moby Dick (2002) 542 cópias
Omoo (1847) 497 cópias
Four Great American Classics (1969) 322 cópias
Billy Budd / Benito Cereno (1855) — Autor — 265 cópias
The Complete Shorter Fiction (1997) 240 cópias
Mardi and a voyage thither (1849) 234 cópias
Selected Tales and Poems (1950) 221 cópias
The Piazza Tales (1856) 199 cópias
The Shorter Novels of Herman Melville (1928) — Autor — 166 cópias
The Portable Melville (1952) 153 cópias
Moby-Dick or, The Whale (2006) 141 cópias
Four Short Novels (1959) 141 cópias
The Maldive Shark (1600) 141 cópias
Moby Dick, Volume 2 (1851) 119 cópias
The Enchanted Isles (1854) 109 cópias
Moby Dick, Volume 1 (1851) 98 cópias
Billy Budd & Typee (1958) 98 cópias
Moby Dick, Billy Budd (1984) 76 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Moby Dick (1998) 62 cópias
Moby Dick (Graphic Novel) (2014) — Source Author — 61 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
I And My Chimney (1984) 49 cópias
Works of Herman Melville (1987) 49 cópias
Moby Dick (Graphic Classics) (2008) 47 cópias
Best of Herman Melville (1984) 40 cópias
Moby Dick [Penguin Readers] (2006) 40 cópias
On the Slain Collegians (1971) 27 cópias
John Marr and Other Poems (1888) 26 cópias
Cuentos completos (1900) 24 cópias
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Moby Dick (Now Age Books) (1973) 18 cópias
Three American Poets (2003) 17 cópias
Three Stories (1967) 16 cópias
The Lightning-Rod Man (1982) 16 cópias
Short Stories (1996) 13 cópias
Selected poems (1995) 12 cópias
Herman Melville: voyages (1970) 12 cópias
Opere scelte vol. 1 (1990) 11 cópias
Moby Dick [adapted - Saddleback Illustrated Classics] (1999) — Original Author — 11 cópias
The Piazza [short story] (2009) 11 cópias
Bartleby, el escribiente (2007) 8 cópias
Opere scelte vol. 2 (1990) 8 cópias
Moby Dick (1984) 8 cópias
Journal Up the Straits (1935) 8 cópias
The Bell-Tower (2019) 7 cópias
Poems of Herman Melville (1976) 6 cópias
Redburn, Vareuse-Blanche : Oeuvres, II (2004) — Autor — 6 cópias
Diario italiano (2011) 6 cópias
Hawthorne and His Mosses (2014) 6 cópias
Viajar (2011) 6 cópias
Bartleby, le scribe (1853) — Autor — 5 cópias
Poesie di guerra e di mare (1995) 5 cópias
Romance of Herman Melville (1931) 4 cópias
Herman Melville Collection (2008) 4 cópias
MOBY DICK (2004) 4 cópias
Obras Completas I (2005) 4 cópias
Œuvres, tome 1 (1997) 4 cópias
Moby Dick (Spanish Edition) (2014) 4 cópias
Typee & Omoo (2014) 4 cópias
L'intégrale des nouvelles (2021) 3 cópias
Chowder (American Roots) (2014) 3 cópias
Pierre ya da Belirsizlikler (2006) 3 cópias
Putnam's monthly 3 cópias
Preferiría no hacerlo (2009) 3 cópias
Racconti (1853) 3 cópias
The Fiddler (2013) 3 cópias
Typee / Omoo / Weißjacke (1991) 3 cópias
Moby Dick (abridged) (1969) 3 cópias
Moby Dick (2000) 3 cópias
Moby Dick (1991) 3 cópias
Billy Budd and Other Tales (1970) 3 cópias
Moby Dick (1987) 3 cópias
Moby Dick: CD ROM (2008) 3 cópias
Timoléon (French Edition) (1970) 3 cópias
L'impostore: una mascherata (1998) 2 cópias
Moby Dick (1992) 2 cópias
The Piazza Tales (2001) 2 cópias
JAQUETA BRANCA (2017) 2 cópias
Short Fiction 2 cópias
Vareuse-Blanche (2020) 2 cópias
Moby Dick 2 cópias
Veranda Oykuleri (2014) 2 cópias
Cuentos de la Veranda (1997) 2 cópias
Moby Dick. Oscar Junior (2019) 2 cópias
Moby Dick 2 cópias
Moby Dick = Moby Dick (2018) 2 cópias
Modydick 2 cópias
Moby Dick - Texte abrégé (2014) 2 cópias
Obras completas . III (2005) 2 cópias
Moby Dick Libro secondo (1993) 2 cópias
El jugador 2 cópias
Five tales (2000) 2 cópias
John Marr (1922) 2 cópias
Moby Dick (1980) 2 cópias
Emoji Dick; Or, 🐳 (2010) 2 cópias
První plavba (1849) 2 cópias
Nowele i opowiadania (2020) 2 cópias
La veranda (2016) 2 cópias
El timador (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Bartleby, el passant (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Poésies (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby-Dick of The Whale 1 exemplar(es)
Paraiso de canibais 1 exemplar(es)
Raj ľudožrútov 1 exemplar(es)
“The Martyr” 1 exemplar(es)
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MOBY DICK 2 1 exemplar(es)
Art 1 exemplar(es)
PACHUCHE BET 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick 35/22N 1 exemplar(es)
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1387) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick'1 1 exemplar(es)
Tres escritores Norteamericanos IV (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick 1 exemplar(es)
Ca Voi Trang 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick (2 Vols) (1929) 1 exemplar(es)
MOby Dick, dio 2 (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick, dio 1 (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
The complete stories 1 exemplar(es)
(all) 1 exemplar(es)
Fives Tales 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick Filet (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
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Covek od poverenja 1 exemplar(es)
Annales 1 exemplar(es)
Billy Budd, Sailor (Annotated) (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick (two chapters) 1 exemplar(es)
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Moby Dick Vol.2 1 exemplar(es)
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Les encantades (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick "Moby Dick" 1 exemplar(es)
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Billy Budd #T510 1 exemplar(es)
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MOBY DICK, RAGAZZINI 1 exemplar(es)
Toplu Öyküler (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Timoleon etc. (1891) 1 exemplar(es)
Le Campanile 1 exemplar(es)
Typee & The Story of Toby (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Short novels 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick : [version abrégée] (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Modern Masquerade 1 exemplar(es)
Bartleby (film) 1 exemplar(es)
Poèmes divers: (1876-1891) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Classic Comics: Moby Dick (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Reader's Guide to Herman Melville (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
Raj ľudožrútov 1 exemplar(es)
Snowflakes (Annotated) 1 exemplar(es)
Works 16 vols 1 exemplar(es)
Shorter Novels 1 exemplar(es)
Complete Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Four novels 1 exemplar(es)
The Tragedy of Mind (1945) 1 exemplar(es)
Billy Budd: A Play in Three Acts (1951) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick [Audible] 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick o la Ballena - tomo II (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Zomby Dick or, The Undead Whale (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Mody Dick. Testo inglese a fronte (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
A bord (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Erzählungen. 1 exemplar(es)
Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish 1 exemplar(es)
Melville: Six Short Novels (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Contos 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick Libro terzo 1 exemplar(es)
Reader's Digest Presents Moby Dick (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Billy Budd og verandafortællinger (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
"Shiloh" 1 exemplar(es)
10 Books by Melville 1 exemplar(es)
Opere scelte (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick (Abridged) (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick (Picture Books) (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Works of Herman Melville (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Oszust (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Recontar - Moby Dick (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Bartleby up Platt (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick vagy (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Maldive Shark 1 exemplar(es)
Derniers poèmes (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Cojocelul alb 1 exemplar(es)
Obras completas (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick - vol. 26 1 exemplar(es)
Má první plavba 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick: Klassiker einfach lesen (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
King Classics, No. 03: Moby Dick (1851) 1 exemplar(es)
Pierre o delle ambiguità (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Redburn Illustrated (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Hôtel de la baleine (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Obras 1 exemplar(es)
Moby-Dick (Oberon Modern Plays) (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
O meu primeiro Moby Dick 1 exemplar(es)
Masa din lemn de mar 1 exemplar(es)
En ¤pibe kanaster og en RedEye (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
El embaucador 1 exemplar(es)
An Imposition of Whales 1 exemplar(es)
Ne Denizsiz Ne Tütünsüz (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Uncollected Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Timoleon and Other Ventures (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Four Complete American Novels (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
GK - Moby Dick (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Moby-Dick, etc 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick . Volumen II 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick . Volumen I 1 exemplar(es)
Moby Dick, 2 tomos (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Melville. opere scelte 1 exemplar(es)

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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contribuinte — 585 cópias
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American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 454 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições441 cópias
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 427 cópias
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 338 cópias
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
Six Great Modern Short Novels (1954) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 267 cópias
The World's Greatest Short Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships (1940) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2012) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
Short Novels of the Masters (1948) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (1997) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Poets of the Civil War (2005) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Seven Short Novel Masterpieces (1961) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2010) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (2014) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Marvel Illustrated: Moby Dick (2008) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
American Gothic Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Beau Travail [1999 film] (1999) — Original story — 30 cópias
Mysterious Sea Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
American short novels (1960) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Best South Sea Stories (1964) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Heavy Weather: Tempestuous Tales of Stranger Climes (2021) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Contribuinte, algumas edições25 cópias
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
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Billy Budd [1962 film] (2007) — Original book — 21 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Saturday evening post book of the sea and ships (1978) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
World's Great Tales of the Sea (1944) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Four great American novels (1946) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Moby Dick [2011 TV mini series] (2011) — Original book — 15 cópias
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Law in Action: An Anthology of the Law in Literature (1947) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
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Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
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Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
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The Wide Sea (1962) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
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Moby Dick [1930 film] (1930) — Orginal author — 3 cópias
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The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Melville, Herman
Nome de batismo
Melville, Herman
Outros nomes
Melvill, Herman [birth name/original spelling]
Data de nascimento
1819-08-01
Data de falecimento
1891-09-28
Local de enterro
Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx County, New York, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
cardiovascular disease
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA [1819-1830]
Albany, New York, USA [1830-1838]
Troy, New York, USA [1838]
merchantman St. Lawrence [1839]
whaling ship Acushnet [1841]
whaling ship Charles & Henry (mostrar todas 7)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
New York Male School (1825)
Columbia Grammar School (1829-1830)
Albany Classical School (1835)
Albany Academy (1830-1831)
Albany Academy (1836-1837)
Lansingburgh Acadamy (1838)
Ocupação
bank clerk (1832-1834)
sailor
harpooner, whaleship Charles & Henry
farm hand (1834-1835)
novelist
Customs inspector, New York, New York, USA (mostrar todas 10)
clerk (1832-1834)
bookkeeper (1935-1937)
teacher (1837)
teacher (1839-1840)
Relacionamentos
Metcalf, Paul (great-grandson)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (friend)
Dana, Richard Henry (friend)
Pequena biografia
Herman Melville, American author, was born in New York City on the 1st of August 1819. He shipped as a cabin-boy at the age of eighteen, thus being enabled to make his first visit to England, and at twenty-two sailed for a long whaling cruise in the Pacific. After a year and a half he deserted his ship at the Marquesas Islands, on account of the cruelty of the captain; was captured by cannibals on the island of Nukahiva, and detained, without hardship, four months; was rescued by the crew of an Australian vessel, which he joined, and two years later reached New York. Thereafter, with the exception of a passenger voyage around the world in 1860, Melville remained in the United States, devoting himself to literature -- though for a considerable period (1866-1885) he held a post in the New York custom-house -- and being perhaps Hawthorne's most intimate friend among the literary men of America. His writings were numerous, but judged of varying merit by his contemporaries; his verse, patriotic and other was forgotten; and his works of fiction and of travel were deemed of irregular execution. Nevertheless, few authors have been enabled so freely to introduce romantic personal experiences into their books. He portrayed seafaring life and character with vigour and originality, and from a personal knowledge equal to that of Cooper, Marryat or Clark Russell. But these records of adventure were followed by other tales that his contemporaries found so turgid, eccentric, opinionative, and loosely written as to seem the work of another author. He died a failed author in New York on the 28th of September 1891. The 20th century's collective reassessment of his work is much more favorable, and he is now classed among the greatest American writers.

Membros

Discussions

Price for Moby Dick em George Macy devotees (Maio 2023)
Moby Dick em Folio Society Devotees (Fevereiro 2017)
The Great White Whale: Cynara and PurlPoet read Moby Dick em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Agosto 2014)
Moby Dick em Writer-readers (Abril 2013)
To the Sea! em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Janeiro 2012)
***Group Read: Moby Dick (Spoiler Free) em 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Outubro 2010)
Moby Dick em Someone explain it to me... (Julho 2010)
Pierre: or, Bucolic Reading em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Dezembro 2009)

Resenhas

Moby Dick é um verdadeiro triunfo do premiado artista francês Christophe Chabouté, aclamada como a mais impressionante adaptação desse clássico da literatura para os quadrinhos. A epopeia do obcecado capitão Ahab em busca do cachalote branco é recontada de forma magistral pelas mãos de um mestre, que optou por conservar o texto original de Herman Melville, transformando-o numa primorosa narrativa gráfica. Prepare-se para a emocionante caçada à maior das criaturas do mar, ao lado do narrador Ismael, do misterioso aborígene Queequeg e de uma tripulação que oferece o próprio sangue para seu capitão em troca da promessa de glória e ouro, sem saber que, na verdade, o que os aguarda é a desgraça e o infortúnio!… (mais)
 
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