Moby Dick is a story of the whaling ship Pequod and its captain's monomaniacal quest for revenge. Maimed by the white whale Moby Dick, Ahab sinks deeper and deeper into his obsession with exacting vengeance on the beast. The richly symbolic story, narrated by penniless sailor Ishmael, is as much an exploration of whaling and the scientific study of whales as it is a tale of fixation, violence, and the search for meaning in a meaningless world.

Summary of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

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