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"Extraordinary. Who would have looked for philosophy in whales, or for poetry in blubber?" ~ London John Bull, 1851

"Intriguing, haunting, suggestive, ambiguous—the narrator does not say that his name is Ishmael. He summons the reader to call him by that name. And in so doing, the narrator invites the reader not merely into a story but an epic, a tale that encompasses life, death, the universe, God, angels, demons, and man caught in the eye of that cosmic hurricane. If you consent to call him Ishmael, you consent to this voyage." -From Toby Sumpter's Introduction

Ishmael has always been a wanderer, but as soon as he meets the mysterious harpooner Queequeg, he is drawn aboard the Pequod and under the sway of the one-legged Captain Ahab. Ahab killed a whale and took its jawbone as his new leg—but the jaw wasn't from the monstrous white whale that crippled him. Some of the Pequod’s whaling crew are there for the money, some for adventure, and some because they don’t know any other life, but as the voyage progresses Ishmael realizes that Captain Ahab is using them all to find and butcher Moby Dick.

This wide-ranging Canon Classic is part adventure story, part nature documentary, and part discourse on the nature of Man and his enmity with God. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

A free classics test and answer key are also available here .

"Was there ever yet any thing written by mere man that was wished longer by its readers, excepting Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, and The Pilgrim's Progress?" - Samuel Johnson

Young Robinson Crusoe takes to the sea despite his parents’ wishes, but his enterprising life is stalled completely when he is shipwrecked. Ingenuity and the island provide him with every thing a person could want—except for someone to talk to. Completely alone with his goats, his parrot, and his God, Crusoe’s perception of life and his place in the world change slowly and steadily … at least until the island he calls his own is disturbed by the arrival of hungry cannibals.

This Canon Classic is a three-century-old bestseller, a realistic adventure, and a handbook on deserted island survival all rolled into one. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

This edition does not feature a worldview guide or introduction.

"I can hardly think that healthy boys will ever let Stevenson's books of adventure die." -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Mark Twain once defined a classic as a book that everyone wants to have read, but nobody wants to read. By that cute definition, Treasure Island is not a classic at all. It is a book that is preeminently readable, and not only so, but it is readable by a demographic group not known for its prowess in the literary arts—viz. young boys." -From Douglas Wilson's Introduction

When Billy Bones dies and leaves young Jim Hawkins with a priceless map showing the way to a fabulous treasure island, he and his friends eagerly plan an expedition for Skull Island in hopes of making their fortunes. The only problem is that one day, while hiding in a barrel of apples, Jim Hawkins overhears a mutinous conversation, and realizes that some of Billy Bones's former crewmates are also on board—and that they won't hesitate to ill for a share of the silver and gold.

This Canon Classic has swashbuckling action, savage pirates, deadly islands, and a friendly but unreliable castaway. Children will be riveted by the old-fashioned story of heroism and adventure. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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