Home Categories Recent Authors Lists Series Collections Donate About Contact F.A.Q Search
Moby Dick By Herman Melville

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Available as PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook downloads. Also available to read online.
This book has 419 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1851.


The American masterpiece Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, was first published in 1851. The book is Ishmael's narrative of Ahab's obsessive quest for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit Ahab's leg off at the knee. The text in this Global Grey edition uses the American first edition of Moby Dick, and not the first British edition, which had a lot of revisions, and things taken out such as 'sacrilegious passages' (more than 1200 words), sexual matters, (including the sex life of whales), and remarks 'belittling royalty or implying a criticism of the British' (completely excluding chapter 25).

№ 1 in 20 Classic Books You Must Read Before You Die

№ 17 in The Guardian's 100 Best Novels Written In English

№ 21 in The Guardian's 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time

Free ebook downloads (below donate buttons)

I run this site entirely on my own, and spend a lot of time (and money) doing so. Please show your support with a small donation - it only takes a minute and any amount is appreciated. Thank you! You can also support the site by buying a collection, such as the Fiction (Genre) one, with 250 ebooks for only £15.00

PDF   ePub   Kindle

You can also read this book for free online: Read Online

Follow Global Grey on Facebook or Twitter

More free ebooks

⇧ Back to top