Moby Dick, novel by Herman Melville, published in London in October as The Whale and a month later in New York City as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Moby Dick is generally regarded as Melville’s magnum opus and one of the greatest American novels. The ship’s captain is Ahab, who.
Ahab will give the first man to sight Moby Dick a doubloon, a gold coin, the concealed story of a "judgment of God" is revealed, but only to.
Moby-Dick Summary. Ishmael, the narrator, announces his intent to ship aboard a whaling vessel. They also mention the ship’s mysterious captain, Ahab, who is still recovering from losing his leg in an encounter with a sperm whale on his last voyage.