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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel / by Sena Jeter Naslund ; illustrations by Christopher Wormell.

Author/Creator:
Naslund, Sena Jeter.
Other Title:
Ahab's wife
Star-gazer
Edition:
1st Perennial ed.
Publication:
New York : HarperCollins, ©2000.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 668 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
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.
Whalers' spouses.
Women
Massachusetts.
Massachusetts -- Nantucket Island
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Mild blue day
Dirge
Crossing
Reverie
Window
Steamboat
Paddlewheel
Island
Difficult farewell
Giant
Winter, summers
New Bedford
Boston
Petrel
Storm at night
Brightness of brightness
Rose
Our lady of the rocks
Return of the Petrel, with three letters
Comb
Fourth letter
Camel
Sea-Fancy inn
Sussex
Cabin boy
Companion
Captain Coffins' story-secondhand
Whaleboat by moonlight
Captain Morrell's story-thirdhand
Captain Ahab's story-my first acquaintance with him
Aloft
"Pardon me"
Reunion
Revelation
Sea storms
Frost wind
Collision
Course
Distance of the stars
Sentence
What do you fetch for your mouth?
Beginning of the debate
Father and son
Human animal
Alba Albatross
Ganglion
Postscript on the above
Soaring
Portrait of a virgin listening
Icarus
Test
Funeral
Contest
I am married
Aboard the Pequod
Hurricane house
Ahab's jottings
Kit's ruminations
Starbuck introduces himself
Ahab overheard
Letter to the lighthouse
Poor Kit's a-cold
Arctic
Ahab in his cabin
Aloft, the Pequod
Starbuck: ship's log
Starbuck communes with Mary, his wife
In the steward's pantry
Ahab's comfort
Nantucket-the faraway isle
Ahab prepares for the next voyage
Breakfast
Shame
B'twixt
Enter: the gaoler and the judge
On the moor
Slow spring
Churches
Baptismal
Fire
Ahab addresses the flames
Ahab's wife
Sky full of angels
Resurrection
Purpose of art
Office of a friend
Childhood as an island
World of Rebekkah Swain
Kentucky seasons
Winter tale
Burden
Lantern
Shakespeare and company
Guide
Getting started
Forest murmurs
In the Cupola
To summer
Wife
Mitchells
Vestal street
Ahab
From Cupola to Wharf
Idyll
Comet
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
Altar rock
Mothering
Chowder swirls
Birthing room
Leg
Christmas Eve
Last glimpse of the Pequod: Christmas Day
Jeroboam returns
First part of Ahab's third voyage after his marriage
Moon watch
Letter from Susan
Samuel Enderby of London puts in for repairs at Nantucket
Distress of justice
To Siasconset
Hedge
Journey toward the starry sky, in present tense
"Sconset morning
More of morning: Tashtego's feather makes the letter S
Neighbor beyond the hedge
roar of guilt
Return of the Delight
Perseid
Woolsack
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from England
Letter from David Poland, Virginia
Letter to beloved kin
Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Italy
Judge's invitation
Mrs. Maynard's note
Preparations
Frannie
Liberty and the dolphins
Suitable marriage
What has proved to be a last visit
Song
Squeeze of the hand
Una preaches to the waves
Great fire: June 1846
Reflections on a wreck
During the pleasure party
Celestial
New friend
Sermon overheard
Plans
Recitation by beach fire
Letter from Susan, forwarded
Roof walk.
Notes:
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:
2000
Contributor:
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0688177859
OCLC:
45112212
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