Chapter 25. The Language of Moby-Dick: “Read It If You Can”

  1. Wyn Kelley
  1. Maurice S. Lee

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch25

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

How to Cite

Lee, M. S. (2006) The Language of Moby-Dick: “Read It If You Can”, in A Companion to Herman Melville (ed W. Kelley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch25

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • linguistic theories;
  • ship;
  • romantic figures;
  • sexual puns;
  • prophecies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Literary History (“By Way of Variety”)

  • Culture (“Parts of the Times”)

  • Theory (“Which Language Cannot Paint”)

  • A Final Word (“Slobgollion”)