Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale

Herman Melville

720 pages first pub 1851 (editions)

fiction classics literary adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced
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Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadOver a century and a half after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as...

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Moods

adventurous 80%
challenging 64%
reflective 50%
informative 42%
dark 31%
tense 29%
funny 22%
emotional 19%
mysterious 17%
sad 14%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 3%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 87%
medium 11%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 29% | Plot: 21% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 47% | It's complicated: 26% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.36

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