Digression, Texture, Weirdness — And Nothing But

Although it always gets shortened in common usage, the complete original title of Melville’s epic tale is Moby-Dick; or The Whale. Some people also found the book itself too long and decided to address the problem. In 2007, Orion Books produced Moby-Dick in Half the Time, a Compact Edition “sympathetically edited” to “retain all the […]

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