Surely all this is not without meaning…

Margaret Guroff’s handsome online edition of Moby-Dick offers pithy explanations of terms and references you might stumble over, and lays them in the margin alongside the text. No doubt scholars will quibble over the annotations, but at first blush, to this lay reader, they seem both more navigable and less obtrusive than print edition footnotes.

I haven’t revisited Moby-Dick in full for at least a decade and can’t wait to see how the Power edition holds up, a chapter or two a day, as subway reading.


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