Herman Melville’s writing genius is established in his first three words, "Call me Ishmael." These words carry a cogent message, though one that is lost on most readers today.
Melville’s use of Scriptural allusion is masterful throughout the entire work. The author struggles with the concepts of "free will," predestination and God’s providence throughout this great book. There is far more here than merely another sea story.
In the CHC Reader’s Guide, Melville’s world view and his wild story are examined and explained. SAMPLE
Recommended age levels: 16 and up