Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel / by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.
- Other Title:
- Ahab's wife
- 1st Perennial ed.
- New York : HarperCollins, ©2000.
xix, 668 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Ship captains' spouses -- Fiction.
Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Women -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Whalers' spouses -- Fiction.
Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character)
Ship captains' spouses.
Massachusetts -- Nantucket Island
- A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick chronicles the life of Una Spenser, wife of the immortal Captain Ahab, from her Kentucky childhood, through her adventures disguised as a whaling ship cabin boy, to her various marriages.
- Mild blue day
Storm at night
Brightness of brightness
Our lady of the rocks
Return of the Petrel, with three letters
Captain Coffins' story-secondhand
Whaleboat by moonlight
Captain Morrell's story-thirdhand
Captain Ahab's story-my first acquaintance with him
Distance of the stars
What do you fetch for your mouth?
Beginning of the debate
Father and son
Postscript on the above
Portrait of a virgin listening
I am married
Aboard the Pequod
Starbuck introduces himself
Letter to the lighthouse
Poor Kit's a-cold
Ahab in his cabin
Aloft, the Pequod
Starbuck: ship's log
Starbuck communes with Mary, his wife
In the steward's pantry
Nantucket-the faraway isle
Ahab prepares for the next voyage
Enter: the gaoler and the judge
On the moor
Ahab addresses the flames
Sky full of angels
Purpose of art
Office of a friend
Childhood as an island
World of Rebekkah Swain
Shakespeare and company
In the Cupola
From Cupola to Wharf
Frannie's letter from an inland lighthouse
Angry letter from Aunt Agatha
Letter to an inland lighthouse
Minister in the woods
History of snow and restlessness
Last glimpse of the Pequod: Christmas Day
First part of Ahab's third voyage after his marriage
Letter from Susan
Samuel Enderby of London puts in for repairs at Nantucket
Distress of justice
Journey toward the starry sky, in present tense
More of morning: Tashtego's feather makes the letter S
Neighbor beyond the hedge
roar of guilt
Return of the Delight
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from England
Letter from David Poland, Virginia
Letter to beloved kin
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Italy
Mrs. Maynard's note
Liberty and the dolphins
What has proved to be a last visit
Squeeze of the hand
Una preaches to the waves
Great fire: June 1846
Reflections on a wreck
During the pleasure party
Recitation by beach fire
Letter from Susan, forwarded
- A novel inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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