Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Drop Cap: M)

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische


Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • Moby-Dick


It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

M is for Melville, who wrote of his masterpiece, "It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it." In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature.

Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

Additional Information

Author Herman Melville / Jessica Hische
Publisher Penguin
Page Count 688pp
Publication Size 5 x 8
Publication Notes hardcover
Publication Date August 27, 2013
ISBN 978-0143124672

You may also be interested in the following product(s)



Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page

Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page

Bartleby The Scrivener

Bartleby The Scrivener

Moby Dick Tote Bag

Moby Dick Tote Bag

Regular Price: $18.00

Special Price: $15.95

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.