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Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

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Published by: Jugal Anchalia on Sep 28, 2011
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Melville, Herman
Fiction, Action & Adventure
About Melville:
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an Amer-ican novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His earliest novelswere bestsellers, but his popularity declined later in his life. By the timeof his death he had virtually been forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and responsiblefor Melville's drop in popularity — was rediscovered in the 20th centuryas a literary masterpiece. Source: Wikipedia
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ETYMOLOGY (Supplied by a Late Consumptive Usher to aGrammar School)
The pale Usher—threadbare in coat, heart, body, and brain; I see himnow. He was ever dusting his old lexicons and grammars, with a queerhandkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the gay flags of all theknown nations of the world. He loved to dust his old grammars; it some-how mildly reminded him of his mortality.“While you take in hand to school others, and to teach them bywhat name a whale-fish is to be called in our tongue leaving out,through ignorance, the letter H, which almost alone maketh the significa-tion of the word, you deliver that which is not true.”—HACKLUYTWHALE. Sw. and Dan. hval. This animal is named fromroundnessor rolling; for in Dan. hvalt is arched or vaulted.”—WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY“WHALE… . It is more immediately from the Dut. and Ger.Wallen; A.S. Walw-ian, to roll, to wallow.”—RICHARDSON’S DICTIONARYKETOS, Greek.CETUS, Latin.WHOEL, Anglo-Saxon.HVALT, Danish.WAL, Dutch.HWAL, Swedish.WHALE, Icelandic.WHALE, English.BALEINE, French.BALLENA, Spanish.PEKEE-NUEE-NUEE, Fegee.PEKEE-NUEE-NUEE, Erromangoan.

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