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  • Moby Dickby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms,... more...

  • Aurora Dawnby Herman Wouk

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    The publication of 'Aurora Dawn' in 1947 immediately established Herman Wouk as a novelist of exceptional literary and historical significance. Today, Aurora Dawn's themes have grown still more relevant and, in the manner of all great fiction, its characters and ironies have only been sharpened by the passage of time. Wouk's raucous satire of Manhattan's... more...

  • Moby-Dickby Herman Melville

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 9.58

    With an essay by Alfred Kazin. 'The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...' Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest... more...

  • An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Editionby Robert Costanza; John H Cumberland; Herman Daly; Robert Goodland; Richard B Norgaard; Ida Kubiszewski; Carol Franco

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 99.95

    From Empty-World Economics to Full-World Economics Ecological economics explores new ways of thinking about how we manage our lives and our planet to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future. Ecological economics extends and integrates the study and management of both "nature's household" and "humankind's household"? An Introduction... more...

  • Omooby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas is the sequel to Melville's Typee , both fictional yet highly autobiographical. The narrator ships on a whaling vessel to Tahiti, where the crew mutinies and are imprisoned. The narrative is full of his observations of the Tahitian customs and way of life. Omoo is based on Melville's experiences in the Society... more...

  • Typeeby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Typee is a fictional, but heavily autobiographical book by Herman Melville. Based on his own three weeks as a captive on Nuku Hiva, Melville's protagonist spends four months trapped on the island. Melville also fleshed out the story with details provided by contemporary explorers. The book was his most popular during his lifetime and provided significant... more...

  • The Piazza Talesby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The critically acclaimed author of that behemoth of nineteenth-century fiction, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an accomplished short story writer whom critics say did much to advance the form. The Piazza Tales collects many of Melville's best-known short works, including "Bartleby the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno." more...

  • Israel Potterby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Best known for producing one of the masterworks of American literature, the novel Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also branched out into many other genres of writing over the course of his career. The novella Israel Potter: His Fifty Years in Exile was initially published in serial form in a magazine. It offers a fictionalized account of an American-born... more...

  • The Confidence-Manby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    The name Herman Melville is synonymous with the pinnacle of American literary achievement, and many regard his novel Moby-Dick as the quintessential work of American fiction. In The Confidence-Man, Melville's final major novel, the author explores the motivations, travails, and personalities of a group of boat passengers en route to New Orleans,... more...

  • Bartleby, the Scrivenerby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 1853; US$ 2.99

    Regarded as one of the greatest novellas ever written, Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" follows a nondescript law clerk, Bartleby, who takes a stand against the tyranny of modern life and makes an art form out of nonconformity in the process. A must-read for fans of classic American literature. more...