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    • The Confidence-Man

    • His Masquerade
    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 10 h et 27 min
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    Evoking Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, this is a story of interlocking tales from a group of steamboat passengers traveling down the Mississippi toward New Orleans. Aboard the Fidèle can be found all manner of con men, from those selling stock in failing companies and herbal cure-all "medicines" to those who are raising money for supposed charitable organizations and those who simply ask for money outright.

    Prix : 24,23 €

    • Moby Dick (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Tim Campbell
    • Durée : 21 h et 50 min
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    Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that is an obsession for the ship’s captain, Ahab. Once maimed by the White Whale, Moby Dick, Ahab has set out on a voyage of revenge. With godlike ferocity, he surges into dangerous waters - immune to the madness of his vision, refusing to be bested by the forces of nature. An exhilarating whaling yarn, an apocalyptic theodicy, a tragic confessional, and a profound allegory, Moby Dick encompasses all that it means to be human....

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Moby Dick

    • The Whale
    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Alan Munro
    • Durée : 26 h et 35 min
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    Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

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    • worst reader ever. do not spend even 2€ on it. omg

    • Écrit par : Juan Jeronimo FUENTES ARBOLEDA le 11/06/2019

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Moby Dick

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Philippe Duquenoy
    • Durée : 21 h et 51 min
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    Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks. Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale.

    Prix : 28,73 €

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    • A Story of Wall Street
    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
    • Durée : 1 h et 48 min
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    Herman Melville’s tale of corporate discontent, Bartleby, the Scrivener, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. The business where he works handles the official financial paperwork of wealthy men. One day, Bartleby’s employer requests he proofread one of the documents he has copied. Bartleby declines the assignment with the inscrutable “I would prefer not,” the first of what will become many refusals.

    Prix : 13,39 €

    • Moby Dick

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Frank Muller
    • Durée : 21 h et 19 min
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    Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Moby Dick: or the Whale

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Mark Nelson
    • Durée : 23 h et 41 min
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    Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Moby Dick

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : William Hootkins
    • Durée : 24 h et 49 min
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    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Pierre; or, the Ambiguities

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Robin Field
    • Durée : 19 h et 46 min
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    Pierre Glendinning is the 19-year-old heir to the manor at Saddle Meadows in upstate New York. Engaged to the blonde Lucy Tartan in a match approved by his domineering mother, Pierre encounters the dark and mysterious Isabel Banford, who claims to be his half sister, the illegitimate and orphaned child of his father and a European refugee. Driven by his magnetic attraction to Isabel, Pierre devises a remarkable scheme to preserve his father's name, spare his mother's grief, and give Isabel her share of the estate.

    Prix : 27,70 €

    • Moby Dick

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : B. J. Harrison
    • Durée : 24 h et 3 min
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    In the dark depths of the bottomless sea dwells a white demon, taking shape as the Leviathan known as Moby Dick. One year ago, the malefic brute crunched off the leg of the ungodly Captain Ahab, who now swears revenge. So runs the epic tale of Moby Dick, the supernal work of Herman Melville. In this unabridged production, you will walk with the young sailor Ishmael through the fires of life on a whaling vessel.

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : B.J. Harrison
    • Durée : 1 h et 38 min
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    The life of a Scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside down with the enigmatic phrase: “I prefer not to.”

    Prix : 1,38 €

    • White-Jacket

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Joseph Sepe
    • Durée : 14 h et 27 min
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    Herman Melville, potentially one of America’s most important novelists, wrote White Jacket (published in 1850) based on his experiences serving the US Navy aboard the frigate USS Neversink from 1843 to 1844. White Jacket is considered to be Melville’s most politically charged novel due to its severe criticism of the US Navy and its policies at the time. In fact, the novel helped bring about the end of flogging aboard Naval ships (then a standard practice) due to its graphic and brutal descriptions of the floggings Melville himself witnessed. 

    Prix : 26,89 €

    • Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Adam Barr
    • Durée : 1 h et 40 min
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    With the same vigor he brought to examining man's relationship with nature (and himself) in Moby Dick, Herman Melville turns inward in this deeply textured novella of an unknowable soul, his effect on those who encounter him, and how little we really understand about our fellow creatures. Melville's deft touch in dialogue and description evoke a Wall Street of another age, but lay bare ageless and difficult truths about being. To hear this timeless tale, and to return to it, is to be enriched and prodded at the same time. 

    Prix : 7,68 €

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Ron Welch
    • Durée : 1 h et 44 min
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    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

    Prix : 6,24 €

    • Moby Dick

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Pete Cross
    • Durée : 23 h et 41 min
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    Widely considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville's masterpiece went largely unread during his lifetime and was out of print at the time of his death in 1891. Called the greatest book about the sea ever written by D.H. Lawrence, Moby Dick features detailed descriptions of whale hunting and whale oil extraction as well as beautiful, incisive writing on race, class, religion, art, and society.  

    Prix : 35,87 €

    • Typee

    • A Peep at Polynesian Life
    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Eric G. Dove
    • Durée : 10 h et 36 min
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    Based on Melville's real-life experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, his first novel was extremely popular, provoking public skepticism until the events within were corroborated by a fellow castaway. Typee is properly considered a work of fiction, as the three weeks stay on which the author based his story is here extended to four months, and the book is supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other Pacific exploration books of the time. The title refers to the province of Tai Pi Vai. 

    Prix : 20,73 €

    • The Lightning-Rod Man

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Mark Owen
    • Durée : 19 min
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    Chosen for inclusion in William Evans Burton's Cyclopediae of Wit and Humor of 1857, The Lightning-Rod Man was the one Melville tale to be available throughout his lifetime, thanks to reissues of this volume. More a parable than a character-driven story, the Lightning-Rod man is a charlatan who tries to profit by selling fearful people lightning-rods during thunderstorms. The narrator has a difficult encounter with the Lightning-Rod man in this story about overcoming fear and superstition. 

    Prix : 2,51 €

    • The Encantadas

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Mark Owen
    • Durée : 2 h et 30 min
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    The Encantadas (or Enchanted Isles) is a series of 10 descriptive sketches, and a reminiscence from Melville's sailor days revealing the ecologically pristine Galapagos Islands as both enchanting and horrifying. Containing some of Melville's most memorable prose, The Encantadas was a critical success at a time when Melville's fortunes were down. After publication, the New York Dispatch cited the chapters as universally considered among the most interesting papers of that popular magazine, and each successive chapter was read with avidity by thousands.

    Prix : 2,51 €

    • The Piazza

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Mark Owen
    • Durée : 37 min
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    Written as an introductory story to The Piazza Tales, the protagonist of The Piazza idealizes a radiant spot on the mountain that he looks upon from his piazza. Traveling to the spot he realizes it is a house, occupied by the unhappy girl Marianna, who longs to see the lucky individual who lives in the white house she looks upon from her window. The narrator realizes he has been the object of a fantasy like his own, and leaves thinking how all idealism is an illusion. 

    Prix : 2,51 €

    • The Bell-Tower

    • De : Herman Melville
    • Lu par : Mark Owen
    • Durée : 43 min
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    Considered to be the least characteristic of Melville's stories, somewhat resembling the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, The Bell-Tower is a dark literary work that explores, though never fully reveals, its central mystery. An eccentric artist and architect dreams up plans for a magnificent bell tower. After receiving approval from the city, he happily begins construction. When city residents begin to notice strange occurrences associated with the project, their complaints eventually force the city magistrates to investigate. 

    Prix : 2,51 €

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