Book #18: Moby-Dick


by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick tells the story of Ishmael, a sailor working aboard a whaling vessel commanded by Captain Ahab. A tale of obsession and revenge, and possibly also religious allegory, the book explores Ahab’s quest to locate and destroy the whale that bit off his leg.

For the reading project, I will read an electronic copy of Moby-Dick. At my standard font size, the book is 482 pages in length.

Related Links

  • [Book] Moby-Dick on Wikipedia
  • [Author] Herman Melville on Wikipedia
  • [Media] The 1956 John Huston film Moby Dick, one of several Hollywood versions, on IMDB
  • [Info] Moby Map, a Google Maps-enabled interactive guide to the places mentioned in Moby-Dick

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