Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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After losing his leg to Moby Dick, a giant white sperm whale, Ahab - the egomaniacal captain of the whaling ship the Pequod - embarks on a quest for vengeance.
Viewing the whale as an embodiment of evil, Ahab dedicates his ship and crew to slaying Moby Dick. They embark on a relentless pursuit fraught with the myriad challenges of life at sea on a whaling ship.
Melville’s epic work, referred to as “the greatest book of the sea ever written," is a narration of an epic tale about madness, revenge and consequences.