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In search of Moby Dick quest for the white whale by Timothy Severin

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Published by G.K. Hall, Chivers Press in Thorndike, Me, Bath, England .
Written in English



  • Oceania


  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.,
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- Whales.,
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Travel -- Oceania.,
  • Novelists, American -- 19th century -- Biography.,
  • Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Whaling in literature.,
  • Whales in literature.,
  • Albinos and albinism.,
  • Setting (Literature),
  • Large type books.,
  • Oceania -- Description and travel.,
  • Oceania -- In literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementTim Severin.
LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 S38 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination334 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6791041M
ISBN 100783893620, 0754015572
LC Control Number00053900

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