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Friday, September 23, 2011

Why Read Moby Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick has already made a gigantic contribution to Melville studies by providing us with In the Heart of the Sea, about the whaleship Essex. The story of the Essex provided Melville with a real-life basis for some of the fantastic events in Moby Dick.

Soon, Philbrick's new book, Why Read Moby-Dick?, will give us more of his valuable insight into this great American novel.