Moby Dick - Published 1851
    Moby Dick, romantic novel by Herman Melville telling the adventures of Captain Ahab, who, after losing a leg in first battle with Moby Dick, the white whale, swears revenge; the three days' fight with Moby Dick ends in death of Ahab and sinking of the ship.

    The Characters

Ahab
The one-legged Captain of the Pequod who has sworn death for Mobby Dick, the gigantic white whale who crippled him.

Ishmael
The narrator of the story who ships out on the Pequod as a simple seaman.

Starbuck
The first mate aboard the Pequod who adheres to the strict Christian view of life.

Stubb
The second mate who is concerned mainly with having a good time.

Flask
The third mate who is characterized by his mediocrity.



Queequeg
One of the harpooners who forms a friendship with Ishmael.

Tashtego
Another of the harpooners, descended from Indians.

Daggoo
The third harpooner, descended from African tribes.

Fedallah
The Parsee who becomes Ahab's personal harpooner.

Peleg and Bildad
Co-owners of the ship the Pequod.

    The Book

CHAPTERS:

  1: LOOMINGS
  2: THE CARPET-BAG
  3: THE SPOUTER-INN
  4: THE COUNTERPANE
  5: BREAKFAST
  6: THE STREET
  7: THE CHAPEL
  8: THE PULPIT
  9: THE SERMON
10: A BOSOM FRIEND



11: NIGHTGOWN
12: BIOGRAPHICAL
13: WHEELBARROW
14: NANTUCKET
15: CHOWDER
16: THE SHIP
17: THE RAMADAN
18: HIS MARK
19: THE PROPHET
20: ALL ASTIR
21: GOING ABOARD
22: MERRY CHRISTMAS
23: THE LEE SHORE
24: THE ADVOCATE
25: POSTSCRIPT
26: KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES
27: KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES
28: AHAB
29: ENTER AHAB; TO HIM, STUBB
30: THE PIPE



31: QUEEN MAB
32: CETOLOGY
33: THE SPECKSYNDER
34: THE CABIN-TABLE
35: THE MAST-HEAD
36: THE QUARTER-DECK
37: SUNSET
38: DUSK
39: FIRST NIGHT-WATCH FORE-TOP
40: MIDNIGHT, FORECASTLE HARPOONERS AND SAILORS
41: MOBY DICK
42: THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE
43: HARK
44: THE CHART
45: THE AFFIDAVIT
46: SURMISES
47: THE MAT-MAKER
48: THE FIRST LOWERING
49: THE HYENA
50: AHAB'S BOAT AND CREW - FEDALLAH
51: THE SPIRIT-SPOUT
52: THE ALBATROSS
53: THE GAM
54: THE TOWN-HO'S STORY
55: OF THE MONSTROUS PICTURES OF WHALES
56: OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES
57: OF WHALES IN PAINT; IN TEETH; IN WOOD;
58: BRIT
59: SQUID
60: THE LINE
61: STUBB KILLS A WHALE
62: THE DART
63: THE CROTCH
64: STUBB'S SUPPER
65: THE WHALE AS A DISH
66: THE SHARK MASSACRE
67: CUTTING IN
68: THE BLANKET
69: THE FUNERAL
70: THE SPHYNX
71: THE JEROBOAM'S STORY
73: STUBB AND FLASK KILL A RIGHT WHALE,
74: THE SPERM WHALE'S HEAD--CONTRASTED VIEW
75: THE RIGHT WHALE'S HEAD--CONTRASTED VIEW
76: THE BATTERING-RAM
77: THE GREAT HEIDELBURGH TUN
78: CISTERN AND BUCKETS.
79: THE PRAIRIE
80: THE NUT
81: THE PEQUOD
82: THE HONOR AND GLORY OF WHALING
83: JONAH HISTORICALLY REGARDED
84: PITCHPOLING
85: THE FOUNTAIN
86: THE TAIL
87: THE GRAND ARMADA
88: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS
89: FAST-FISH AND LOOSE FISH
90: HEADS OR TAILS
91: THE PEQUOD MEETS THE ROSE BUD
92: AMBERGRIS
93: THE CASTAWAY
94: A SQUEEZE OF THE HAND
95: THE CASSOCK
96: THE TRY-WORKS
97: THE LAMP
98: STOWING DOWN AND CLEARING UP
99: THE DOUBLOON
100: THE PEQUOD MEETS THE SAMUEL ENDERBY
101: THE DECANTER
102: A BOWER IN THE ARSACIDES
103: MEASUREMENT OF THE WHALE'S SKELETON
104: THE FOSSIL WHALE
105: DOES THE WHALE'S MAGNITUDE DIMINISH? WILL HE PERISH?
106: AHAB'S LEG
107: THE CARPENTER
108: AHAB AND THE CARPENTER THE DECK - FIRST NIGHT WATCH
109: AHAB AND STARBUCK IN THE CABIN
110: QUEEQUEG IN HIS COFFIN
111: THE PACIFIC
112: THE BLACKSMITH
113: THE FORGE
114: THE GILDER
115: THE PEQUOD MEETS THE BACHELOR
116: THE DYING WHALE
117: THE WHALE WATCH
118: THE QUADRANT
119: THE CANDLES
120: THE DECK TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST NIGHT WATCH
121: MIDNIGHT - THE FORECASTLE BULWARKS
122: MIDNIGHT ALOFT--THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
123: THE MUSKET
124: THE NEEDLE
125: THE LOG AND LINE
126: THE LIFE-BUOY
127: THE DECK
128: THE PEQUOD MEETS THE RACHEL
129: THE CABIN
130: THE HAT
131: THE PEQUOD MEETS THE DELIGHT
132: THE SYMPHONY
133: THE CHASE - FIRST DAY
134: THE CHASE - SECOND DAY
135: THE CHASE - THIRD DAY
EPILOGUE