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(1819 – 1891)
- an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.
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'BENITO CERENO' :
- Hello, Martians. Let Moby-Dick Explain
"LAST night the Martians touched down in the backyard. They were oval and bright pink, with two antlike antennae topped by eyes fringed with sea-anemone lashes. They said they’d come to study America..."
By MARGARET ATWOOD
- Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, "written by American author Herman Melville and first published in 1851, is widely considered to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out a specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge..."
Voyage of the Pequod
- Adaptations of Moby-Dick (Wikipedia)