Today October 18, 2012 the world’s focus will be on Herman Melville the author and novelist who wrote one of the all time greatest stories. The story of “Moby-Dick” a giant white sperm whale and a man’s obsession to find and kill the whale. The Author Herman Melville book were first published 161 years ago in brittain on the 18th of October 1851, and on the 14th of November 1851 in the United States.
Introduction to Moby-Dick
“Ishmael, the narrator, announces his intent to ship aboard a whaling vessel. He has made several voyages as a sailor but none as a whaler. He travels to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he stays in a whalers’ inn. Since the inn is rather full, he has to share a bed with a harpooner from the South Pacific named Queequeg.
At first repulsed by Queequeg’s strange habits and shocking appearance (Queequeg is covered with tattoos), Ishmael eventually comes to appreciate the man’s generosity and kind spirit, and the two decide to seek work on a whaling vessel together. They take a ferry to Nantucket, the traditional capital of the whaling industry.
There they secure berths on the Pequod, a savage-looking ship adorned with the bones and teeth of sperm whales. Peleg and Bildad, the Pequod’s Quaker owners, drive a hard bargain in terms of salary. They also mention the ship’s mysterious captain, Ahab, who is still recovering from losing his leg in an encounter with a sperm whale on his last voyage.” – by
The story of Moby-Dick is a classic and a must read, even today the lessons learned from the book is applicable and we highly recommend that you read the Herman Melville Moby-Dick book.
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick Google Doodle
In today’s Google Doodle you can see a whale ship, the ocean and ofcourse the Giant Whale “Moby-Dick”. The giant whale were part of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick. At first when I looked at the Google Doodle I missed the whale, but if you look between the ocean and the Google words you will see the whale in the white spot!