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Ahab's wife, or, The star-gazer : a novel
Sena Jeter Naslund
Adult Fiction NASLUND

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ContentsPage
List of Illustrationsp. xvi
Extractsp. xvii
1 - A Mild Blue Dayp. 1
2 - The Dirgep. 10
3 - The Crossingp. 13
4 - Reveriep. 17
5 - The Windowp. 20
6 - The Steamboatp. 23
7 - The Paddlewheelp. 28
8 - The Islandp. 29
9 - A Diffieult Farewellp. 36
10 - The Giantp. 40
11 - Winters. Summersp. 45
12 - New Bedfordp. 52
13 - Bostonp. 59
14 - The Petrelp. 65
15 - A Storm at Nightp. 77
16 - The Brightness of Brightnessp. 89
17 - A Rosep. 97
18 - Our Lady of the Roeksp. 99
19 - The Return of the Petrel, with Three Lettersp. 108
20 - A Combp. 115
21 - The Fourth Letterp. 117
22 - The Camelp. 123
23 - The Sea-Faney Innp. 128
24 - The Sussexp. 136
25 - The Cabin Boyp. 142
26 - The Companionp. 151
27 - Captain Coffin's Story--Secondhandp. 158
28 - A Whaleboat by Moonlightp. 165
29 - Captain Morrell's Story--Thirdhandp. 168
30 - Captain Ahab's Story--My First Acquaintance with Himp. 173
31 - Aloftp. 178
32 - "Pardon Me"p. 181
33 - Reunionp. 185
34 - Revelationp. 190
35 - Sea Stormsp. 192
36 - The Frost Windp. 198
37 - Collisionp. 201
38 - The Coursep. 209
39 - The Distance of the Starsp. 212
40 - The Sentencep. 217
41 - What Do You Fetch for Your Mouth?p. 218
42 - The Beginning of the Debatep. 222
43 - Father and Sonp. 224
44 - The Human Animalp. 225
45 - The Alba Albatrossp. 225
46 - Ganglionp. 231
47 - Postscript on the Abovep. 233
48 - Soaringp. 233
49 - Portrait of a Virgin Listeningp. 235
50 - Icarusp. 236
51 - The Testp. 242
52 - The Funeralp. 244
53 - The Contestp. 246
54 - I Am Marriedp. 249
55 - Aboard the Pequodp. 253
56 - The Hurricane Housep. 259
57 - Ahab's Jottingsp. 261
58 - Kit's Ruminationsp. 262
59 - Starbuck Introduces Himselfp. 263
60 - Ahab Overheardp. 264
61 - A Letter to the Lighthousep. 265
62 - Poor Kit's a-Coldp. 267
63 - Arcticp. 268
64 - Ahab in His Cabinp. 277
65 - Aloft, the Pequodp. 279
66 - Starbuck: Ship's Logp. 283
67 - Starbuck Communes with Mary, His Wifep. 284
68 - In the Steward's Pantryp. 288
69 - Ahab's Comfortp. 289
70 - Nantucket--the Faraway Islep. 292
71 - Ahab Prepares for the Next Voyagep. 300
72 - Breakfastp. 311
73 - Shamep. 314
74 - B'twixtp. 318
75 - Enter: The Gaoler and the Judgep. 325
76 - On the Moorp. 330
77 - A Slow Springp. 334
78 - Churchesp. 337
79 - Baptismalp. 344
80 - Firep. 352
81 - Ahab Addresses the Flamesp. 356
82 - Ahab's Wifep. 358
83 - A Sky Full of Angelsp. 362
84 - Resurrectionp. 366
85 - The Purpose of Artp. 370
86 - The Office of a Friendp. 380
87 - Childhood as an Islandp. 386
88 - The World of Rebekkah Swainp. 389
89 - Kentucky Seasonsp. 392
90 - A Winter Talep. 402
91 - The Burdenp. 405
92 - The Lonternp. 410
93 - Shakespeare and Companyp. 415
94 - The Guidep. 420
95 - Getting Startedp. 425
96 - Forest Murmursp. 427
97 - In the Cupolap. 440
98 - To Summerp. 450
99 - Wifep. 457
100 - The Mitchellsp. 458
101 - Vestal Streetp. 462
102 - Ahabp. 469
103 - From Cupola to Wharfp. 470
104 - Idyllp. 473
105 - The Cometp. 480
106 - Frannie's Letter from an Inland Lighthousep. 483
107 - An Angry Letter from Aunt Agathap. 485
108 - Letter to an Inland Lighthousep. 487
109 - The Minister in the Woodsp. 488
110 - The History of Snow and Restlessnessp. 497
111 - Altar Rockp. 499
112 - Motheringp. 501
113 - Chowder Swirlsp. 505
114 - The Birthing Roomp. 508
115 - The Legp. 510
116 - Christmas Evep. 513
117 - A Last Glimpse of the Pequod: Christmas Dayp. 516
118 - The Jeroboam Returnsp. 519
119 - The First Part of Ahab's Third Voyage After His Marriagep. 524
120 - Moon Watchp. 529
121 - Letter from Susanp. 533
122 - The Samuel Enderby of London Puts in for Repairs at Nantucketp. 538
123 - The Distress of Justicep. 542
124 - To Siasconsetp. 546
125 - The Hedgep. 550
126 - Journey Toward the Starry Sky, in Present Tensep. 553
127 - Sconset Morningp. 559
128 - More of Morning: Tashtego's Feather Makes the Letter Sp. 560
129 - The Neighbor Beyond the Hedgep. 562
130 - The Roar of Guiltp. 569
131 - The Return of the Delightp. 572
132 - The Perseidp. 580
133 - The Woolsackp. 582
134 - Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Englandp. 589
135 - Letter from David Poland, Virginiap. 592
136 - Letter to Beloved Kinp. 593
137 - Letter from Margaret Fuller, from Italyp. 594
138 - The Judge's Invitationp. 596
139 - Mrs. Maynard's Notep. 597
140 - Preparationsp. 598
141 - Franniep. 599
142 - Liberty and the Dolphinsp. 611
143 - A Suitable Marriagep. 615
144 - What Has Proved to Be a Last Visitp. 616
145 - A Songp. 618
146 - A Squeeze of the Handp. 620
147 - Una Preaches to the Wavesp. 622
148 - The Great Fire: June 1846p. 623
149 - Reflections on a Wreekp. 625
150 - During the Pleasure Partyp. 629
151 - Celestialp. 636
152 - A New Friendp. 637
153 - A Sermon Overheardp. 641
154 - Plansp. 647
155 - Recitation by Beach Firep. 649
156 - Letter from Susan, Forwardedp. 655
157 - The Roof Walkp. 661
Epiloguep. 664
Acknowledgmentsp. 667


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