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Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling ship captained by the obsessive Ahab, who is willing to take any risk to capture the great white whale, Moby Dick. The murderous hunt doesn't end well and in an ironic turn of events his ship, the Pequod, is sunk. The only survivor is the narrator of the book, Ishmael, who floats to safety by using a coffin as a life-raft. Ishmael is literally given a second chance at life by embracing death.

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