Moby Dick: Selections Read by Louis Zorich

Moby Dick: Selections Read by Louis Zorich

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Veteran actor Louis Zorich (b. 1924) reads three chapters from Herman Melville’s classic American novel “Moby Dick.” He begins the recording with a reading of the opening chapter (“Call Me Ishmael”). He follows with Chapter 36 describing Captain Ahab’s appearance on the Quarterdeck. He closes with the final chapter which describes the end of the chase for the great white whale and the wreck of the Pequod. The liner notes include the transcript for all excerpts and an introductory essay written by Ann Charters discussing the history of the novel.

Year Released 1965
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1965 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Prose
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Reading
Credits

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101 Chapter 1. "Loomings" Louis Zorich 15:48
102 Chapter 36. "The Quarter Deck. Ahab and All." (Beginning) Louis Zorich 9:20
201 Chapter 36. "The Quarter Deck. Ahab and All." (Conclusion) Louis Zorich 11:22
202 Chapter 135. "The Chase-Third Day" (The last of the chase and epilogue) Louis Zorich 15:59
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