Moby-Dick | Study Guide

Herman Melville

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Overview

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Author

Herman Melville

Year Published

1851

Type

Novel

Genre

Adventure

Perspective and Narrator

The character Ishmael narrates Moby-Dick using both a first-person and a third-person point of view.

Tense

Moby-Dick is told in the past tense.

About the Title

Captain Ahab engages in a mad quest to locate and kill the white whale Moby Dick. The hyphen that appears in the title of the American edition of Moby-Dick has long puzzled scholars, because the whale is only referred to with a hyphen once in the book. Scholars' solution is to use a hyphen in the book title but not in the whale's name.

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