App DescriptionThe Guided Moby-Dick
The Complete Novel with Rich Media Additions
In addition to the complete text of the American classic in a simple e-reader, readers can also access video interviews with some of the world's top Moby-Dick experts, infographics, an interactive glossary and much, much more.
The main themes of Melville's masterpiece are the subjects of short films featuring John Bryant and Christopher Sten. Get expert opinions on the key subjects – for use in classrooms, reading groups, or just getting the most out of this challenging, but rewarding, novel.
Embedded #hashtag creates a book club within the book, and opens up a community of students and teachers to share knowledge and ideas about this important work.
Includes the full text of the Classic American Edition of Moby-Dick.
Melville's Life – Timeline of Melville's biography and commentary on how his personal life affected the contents of the novel.
Journey of the Pequod – The voyage of the fictional ship is recreated; complete with interactive map.
Whaling Ships – Go inside a 19th Century whaler with archival footage and an interactive glossary.
Archetypes and Allegories – Understand the stories behind the story of the crew of the Pequod and the great white whale.
Historical Context – Learn how the news items of the day contributed to Moby-Dick's formation.
Literary Contribution – Top experts reflect on how Moby-Dick changed the landscape of American literature, and modernism in general.
The Cetalogical Chapters – Often called the heart of the novel, these difficult chapters are what gives Moby-Dick it's fierce reputation – we'll help you get through them!
Whaling – And, of course, everything you could possibly want to know about the 19th Century whaling industry!
February 17, 2012 Initial Release