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Captain Ahab Had a Wife

New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Gender and American Culture)

by Lisa Norling

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1500 to c 1800,
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Fisheries & related industries,
  • Social history,
  • Women"s studies,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • History: American,
  • Women,
  • Technology,
  • History - U.S,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Northeastern & North Atlantic states,
  • Social conditions,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • Social Science / Women"s Studies,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Whaling,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • History,
  • Massachusetts,
  • New Bedford,
  • Whalers" spouses

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7972677M
    ISBN 100807848700
    ISBN 109780807848708

      At the time of the voyage of the Acushnet that was the occasion of the now famous meeting of Herman Melville, a young seaman and Captain Valentine Pease, Master Mariner in , she was the “young wife” whom Ahab had left behind in Edgartown. Sena Jeter Naslund has used this little nugget as the basis for her book Ahab’s Wife.


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The details of whaling and women's crucial role in this industry are here and well worth the readJournal of the Early Republic. In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Norling seeks to restore the experiences of women to maritime history and to illuminate the emergence of discourses of domesticity in the nineteenth by: 4.

In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newsp During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the whaling industry in New England sent hundreds of ships and Captain Ahab Had a Wife book of men to distant seas on voyages /5.

Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, (Gender and American Culture) by Lisa Norling () Paperback – Find all the books, read about the author, and more/5(8). In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources—including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories—to reconstruct the lives of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind : The University of North Carolina Press.

In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories--to reconstruct the lives of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the whaling industry in New England sent hundreds of ships and thousands of men to distant seas on voyages lasting up to five years. In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's 4/5(2).

Through compelling and often poignant stories of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore as their husbands journeyed Captain Ahab Had a Wife book distant seas on voyages lasting up to five years, Captain Ahab Had a Wife book Norling exposes the painful discrepancies between gender ideals and the reality of maritime life for women.

Records in the R.G. Dun & Co. Collection, the Ship William Wirt Collection, the Ship. Lisa Norling’s book, Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefisheryfocuses on the feminist view of the early whale fisheries of New England.

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PY - Captain Ahab Had a Wife book - M3 - BookCited by: Captain Ahab had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery Seminar with Author and Historian Dr. Lisa Norling Saturday, 14 March Registration & Breakfast at AM Seminar at 11 AM Casual Lunch to Follow Organized by the Captain Ahab Had a Wife book Maritime Historical Society (U.S.) Hendrick Hudson Free Library Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Register Here for the Seminar Get the Book.

In Kidd’s (The Invention of Wings,etc.) feminist take on the New Testament, Jesus has a wife whose fondest longing is to is the daughter of Matthias, head scribe to Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee. She demonstrates an exceptional aptitude for writing, and Matthias, for a time, indulges her with reed pens, papyri, and other 16 C.E.

office : Sena Jeter Naslund. In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city Captain Ahab Had a Wife book reconstruct the lives of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore.4/5(1).

Captain Ahab was not my first husband nor my last. Oh come on. Of course I had to quote the first line. This book is derived from a single, glancing reference in Moby-Dick to the beautiful young woman Captain Ahab has married.

This is Una Spencers story, in 4/5. Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, – By L ISA N ORLING. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Pp.

xvi, $ cloth, $ paper.) Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling’s wonderful book about the New England whalefishery, is replete with people and paradoxes. From its provocative title to its rich bibliography, Lisa Norling's Captain Ahab Had a Wife does not disappoint.

This is an ambitious book, one that tackles important questions and analyzes them over an inconvenient span of time that few historians are brave enough to attempt at all, let alone in a first by: View Notes - HIST Captn Ahab Had a Wife book review from HIST at East Carolina University.

Jessie Durham 18 April, Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery,Author: Jdurham. Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe with a transcendent heroine at its center who will be every bit as memorable as Captain Ahab.

Ahab's Wife is a novel on a grand scale that can legitimately be called a masterpiece: beautifully written, filled with humanity and wisdom, rich in historical detail, authentic and evocative. Melville's spirit informs every page of.

From the opening line&#;"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last"&#;you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in /5(). Captain Ahab is a fictional character and the main protagonist in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick ().

He is the monomaniacal captain of the whaling ship a previous voyage, the white whale Moby Dick bit off Ahab's leg, and he now wears a prosthetic leg made out of whalebone.

The whaling voyage of the Pequod ends up as a hunt for revenge on the whale, as Ahab Created by: Herman Melville. In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources--including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories--to reconstruct the lives of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore.

Norling begins with the /5(1). Ahab's Wife is a breathtaking, magnificent, and uplifting story of one woman's spiritual journey, informed by the spirit of the greatest American novel, but taking it beyond tragedy to redemptive triumph. Beautifully written, filled with humanity and wisdom, rich in historical detail, authentic and evocative, Melville's spirit informs every page of her tour de force.

Ahab's Wife: Or, the Star-Gazer: A Novel Sena Jeter Naslund, Author, Christopher Wormell, Illustrator William Morrow & Company $28 (p) ISBN. Get this from a library. Captain Ahab had a wife: New England women & the whalefishery, [Lisa Norling] -- "During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the whaling industry in New England sent hundreds of ships and thousands of men to distant seas on voyages lasting up to five years.

In Captain Ahab. Ahab's Wife or The Star Gazer Sena Jeter Naslund, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last. This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature—along with "Call me Ishmael.".

In Captain Ahab Had a Wife, Lisa Norling taps a rich vein of sources—including women's and men's letters and diaries, shipowners' records, Quaker meeting minutes and other church records, newspapers and magazines, censuses, and city directories—to reconstruct the lives of the "Cape Horn widows" left behind onshore.

The book failed (it wasn't taken seriously until many years after Melville's death). Ironically, ''Ahab's Wife,'' which reworks the great whaling novel from a female, liberal, Protestant point of view, is already positioned to be a best seller.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee.

A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the Author: Herman Melville. I loved Ahab's Wife. Didn't realize it was written init seems like it was just written. This is a book about the fictional wife of Ahab in the book, Moby Dick.

Nice twist. The heroine is a strong, brave, interesting woman. She is flawed, which is in large part what makes her interesting. She makes good choices, makes poor choices/5(). The first line of Moby-Dick is literally only the beginning. If you enjoy the whole thing, you can then dive into the related works.

Sena Jeter Naslund’s rollicking Ahab’s those references dropped in The new musical adaptation!And plenty more pop culture richness of the text and the unfortunately perpetually relevant story of a man.

Long before Ahab's first appearance, there is an air of mystery about the captain of the owners hire the crew in Ahab's absence. When Ishmael inquires about the captain, he is told that Ahab is a man of few words but deep meaning; from the first, it is clear that the captain is a complicated character.

Baddies in books: Captain Ahab, the obsessive, revenge-driven nihilist Herman Melville’s baleful creation is the most dangerous of villains, foreshadowing the. 'A 20th century response to a 19th century novel' Author says 'Ahab's Wife' is an 'epic story of an American woman' November 8, Web posted at: p.m.

EST ( GMT). Ahab is the tyrannical captain of the Pequod who is driven by a monomaniacal desire to kill Moby Dick, the whale that had maimed him off the coast of Japan during a previous whaling voyage. Ahab’s obsession with Moby Dick ultimately causes the death of the entire crew of the Pequod, except for 's the main protagonist of the novel.

Yet Moby Dick is neither whale nor demon, but a white prop contrasting with the demonic Captain Ahab, the tormented tormentor, the malignant, abused abuser of authority and of men. Ahab’s bias. In Sena Jeter Naslund’s reimagining of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, as told through the perspective of Captain Ahab’s Wife — Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer — it’s not so much that the.

Among the events chronicled in Ahab’s life that led to his downfall was his marriage to an evil woman named Jezebel who had a particular hatred for God’s people (1 Kings ).

Because of his marriage to a pagan woman, Ahab devoted himself to the worship of the false gods Baal and Asherah in Israel (1 Kings –33).

Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last. This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature - along with "Call me Ishmael." And Una Spenser, the transcendent hero at the center of Ahab's Wife may well become every bit as memorable as Ahab.

At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Trying to fathom Captain Ahab, the complex antihero of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, only in relation to his scriptural namesake would be as futile as was his own quest to vanquish the white whale.

Yet Melville’s narrative, saturated with biblical names, imagery, tropes, and language, suggests fateful likenesses between Captain Ahab and King Ahab of Israel.

Ahab's Wife is a novel that uses a brief mention of Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab's wife back at home in Nantucket, and from this builds a slow burn of a back story around her.I strongly feel this is better appreciated if one has already read Moby-Dick, as there are other characters, not just Captain Ahab, here.

The author of Ahab's Wife does include what is probably her own 4/5(). "Ahab's Pdf brought Naslund the kind of response most writers long for. The page epic was sought by six publishers and, after being published by William Morrow, went into five printings.Ahab's Wife is download pdf breathtaking, magnificent, and uplifting story of one woman's spiritual journey, informed by the spirit of the greatest American novel, but taking it beyond tragedy to redemptive triumph.

Beautifully written, filled with humanity and wisdom, rich in historical detail, authentic and evocative, Melville's spirit informs every page of her tour de force.

I first read Moby-Dick ebook ten ebook ago to show myself I still had the attention span to read things besides comics and erotica. The details that have stuck with me for a decade are the same things that many of we book nerds could recite by heart: Captain Ahab goes on a maniacal hunt for the great white whale, and P.S.

onanistic whaling : Rachel Smalter Hall.