Chapter 5. “So Much of Pathos, & So Much of Depth”: Moby-Dick

  1. Wyn Kelley

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694084.ch5

Herman Melville: An Introduction

Herman Melville: An Introduction

How to Cite

Kelley, W. (2008) “So Much of Pathos, & So Much of Depth”: Moby-Dick, in Herman Melville: An Introduction, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694084.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131575

Online ISBN: 9780470694084



  • Agatha;
  • Andrew Jackson;
  • Theology;
  • Shakespeare's plays;
  • Astor place riots


This Chapter Contains Section Titled:

  • “The Malignity of the Sea”: Ahab and Tragic Rebellion

  • “Learned in these Matters”: Ishmael as Comic Skrimshander

  • “Those Very Perils”: Epic Heroism in the Men

  • “Tributary Items”: Gospel, the Whale, and the Discontinuous Text

  • “Poetic Reference“: Moby-Dick as Lyric