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How many words are there in Moby Dick?
There is 212,758 words in Moby Dick.
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135 chapters plus epilogue
Ahab himself is the first to see the whale Moby-Dick near the end of the story.
If you count hyphenated words as one word, the number or words in Moby Dick is 212,758
There are 1,946 pages with a total of 135 chapters in Moby Dick (BIG book).
Moby Dick lives, at least in the novel, so I would also say he lives in the film. At the end of the book, Ahab has the chance to throw only one harpoon into Moby Dick, and it …is the line from that harpoon, as it runs out, that catches Ahab around the neck, and at that point the whale just disappears. The harpoon used by 19th century whalers was not designed or intended to kill the whale, nor could it possibly do so in any way; it was merely a way to fasten the boat to the whale. The harpoon had an arrow-head shaped blade on the end, and barbs which made it stick in the whale's blubber once it was thrown, but it did not go much deeper. Once the whale got tired of dragging the boat across the ocean, then the whalers would haul in next to the tired whale and use a much longer weapon, called a lance, which had a petal-shaped blade on the end. The lance was thrust deep into the whale, in an effort to reach the whale's heart or lungs, and then withdrawn and thrust in again and again until the heart, lungs, or an artery was pierced and the whale finally died. This was usually a fairly long and bloody and cruel process, and it was extremely dangerous for the whalers, as well. In fact, in the Huston film, when Ahab (Peck) is seen tied to the back of the whale and he starts stabbing him in the back over and over, that is a lance he is using in that scene, and not a harpoon, because he keeps sticking it into the whale and removing it and then sticking it in again, and you can see the petal-shaped blade. And even that fails to kill Moby Dick at that point, because Ahab is on the wrong part of the whale to do any real serious damage, and we do see Moby swimming around for quite a while after Ahab drowns.
There are 120 pages in the classic novel in 2009.
A vicious white bull sperm whale.
This may be a trick question. The very famous first line of Chapter 1 is "Call me Ishmael." But Melville wrote two chapters that come before that--the first is called …"Etymology" and the second is called "Extracts." The first word of "Etymology" is "Supplied."
Moby Dick was wrote in the mid 19th century by Herman Melville. During those times the word "dick" was not seen as vulgar or a word used to describe the male genitalia. Thus t…he name for the Whale was acceptable.
No. He kills everyone, and Ishmael is the only survivor. But go read the book.
The page numbers vary depending on which book you have. Mine has 535 pages.