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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel / by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
Description: xix, 668 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Co., c1999.
16 of 21 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Revealing that the whale-obsessed seafarer "was neither my first husband nor my last," the wife of Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab (who is referred to exactly once in Melville's novel) tells her life story. Born on a farm in Kentucky, Una Spenser goes to live with relatives in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a child. At 16, she disguises herself as a boy and goes to sea, surviving a horrific shipwreck before being rescued by the Pequod.
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Ahab's wife ; or, the star-gazer / a novel by Sena Jeter Naslund; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
Description: xvii, 668 p., 16p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: The adventures of Una Spenser who went to sea disguised as a cabin boy. Shipwrecked, she marries one of the survivors, then falls in love with Captain Ahab, a man obsessed with a white whale. She becomes involved in fighting slavery and in women's rights.
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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel / by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
Description: xix, 668 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000.
9 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Revealing that the whale-obsessed seafarer "was neither my first husband nor my last," the wife of Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab (who is referred to exactly once in Melville's novel) tells her life story. Born on a farm in Kentucky, Una Spenser goes to live with relatives in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a child. At 16, she disguises herself as a boy and goes to sea, surviving a horrific shipwreck before being rescued by the Pequod.
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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel / by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
Description: xvii, 668 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2005.
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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The Nantucket reader / edited and with an introduction by Susan F. Beegel.
Description: xxxviii, 392 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Nantucket, MA : Mill Hill Press, 2009.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Exiled royalties [electronic resource] : Melville and the life we imagine / Robert Milder.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 290 p.)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Summary: "Exiled Royalties" is a literary/biographical study of the course of Melville's career from his experience in Polynesia through his retirement from the New York Custom House and his composition of three late volumes of poetry and "Billy Budd, Sailor". Conceived separately but narratively and thematically intertwined, the ten essays in the book are rooted in a belief that "Melville's work," as Charles Olson said, "must be left in his own 'life,'" which for Milder means primarily his spiritual, psychological, and vocational life. Four of the ten essays deal with Melville's life and work after his novelistic career ended with the "The Confidence-Man" in 1857.; The range of issues addressed in the essays includes Melville's attitudes toward society, history, and politics, from broad ideas about democracy and the course of Western civilization to responses to particular events like the Astor Place Riots and the Civil War; his feeling about sexuality and, throughout the book, about religion; his relationship to past and present writers, especially to the phases of Euro-American Romanticism, post-Romanticism, and nascent Modernism; his relationship to his wife, Lizzie, to Hawthorne, and to his father, all of whom figured in the crisis that made for Pierre. The title essay, "Exiled Royalties", takes its origin from Ishmael's account of "the larger, darker, deeper part of Ahab" - Melville's mythic projection of a "larger, darker, deeper part" of himself. How to live nobly in spiritual exile - to be godlike in the perceptible absence of God - was a lifelong preoccupation for Melville, who, in lieu of positive belief, transposed the drama of his spiritual life to literature.; The ways in which this impulse expressed itself through Melville's forty-five year career, interweaving itself with his personal life and the life of the nation and shaping both the matter and manner of his work, is the unifying subject of "Exiled Royalties".
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7. Yours faithfully [electronic resource] : virtual letters from the Bible / edited by Philip R. Davies.
Description: xi, 160 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: London ; Oakville, Conn. : Equinox Pub., 2004.
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