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Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick ; or, The Whale. First British Edn.: London: Bentley, October 1851. First American Edition: New York: Harper & Brothers, November 1851. Frequently rpt.

See for literal machines, machine imagery, Ahab as "the perverted, monomaniac incarnation of the Age of Machinery," a "whaling world" in which "man's primary relation to nature is technological," and the possibility of a textile-mill universe (quotations from section 3 of ch. 5, L. Marx, The Machine in the Garden, q.v.

RDE, initial; finishing 31Aug23