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1977 MOBY DICK Herman Melville Collector's Edition Hardcover

Regular price $40.00

This 1977 Collector's Edition Hardcover of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, published by Easton Press, features a beautiful hardcover binding with gilt design elements and page edges. Inside, there's a blank Easton Press bookplate and blue ribbon. There are color plates and black and white images throughout the book.



Herman Melville's Moby Dick, first published in 1851, is recognized as one of the most important American novels of all time. The book not only offers a wild ocean adventure filled with memorable characters, but it also explores the realms of philosophy, science, history, and politics. In 1996, a Texas public school district challenged Moby Dick for violating its community ideals. A controversial topic in Moby Dick scholarship has been the novel’s homoeroticism which can be observed in the relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg. Their relationship can be interpreted as deeper than the love between friends. Although many disagree that this theme is prevalent, it could be a reason why the Texas school district challenged the novel. If you celebrate the freedom to read, this American Classic is a banned book you want on your library shelf.





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