Today 18 October 2012 when you visit the Google Search Engine you will see the Herman Melville Google Doodle. In the Google Doodle you can see the Whale hunting vessel, the ocean and the Whale in the white background behind the ship. In the skyline is the traditional “Google” logo always present in the Google Doodles.
The focus of today’s Google Doodle is on Herman Melville who is best known for his novel “Moby-Dick”. Herman Melville were born in New York City on the 1st of August 1819 and he died on September 28, 1891. Today the Google Doodle is celebrating 161 years since Herman Melville wrote the story of “Moby-Dick”.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel was written by Herman Melville, it was first published in 1851.
Moby-Dick is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. The story of Moby-Dick tells of the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out 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.
“Illistration of the Moby-Dick Novel by Herman Melville”
If you would like to read more about the Moby-Dick Novel we highly recommend that you read the article on Herman Melville’s Novel
on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia site have a complete review about Herman Melville and Moby-Dick. The Wikipedia have a complete review of the book, including the important characters in the Novel and Illustrations from the book.
There have also been several movies created about Moby-Dick and as part of celebrating the movie and novel by Herman Melville and the 18th October 2012 Google Doodle we recommend that you view one of these movies.
- The Sea Beast (1926) – John Barrymore as Captain Ahab
- Moby Dick (1930) – John Barrymore as Captain Ahab
- Moby Dick (1956) – Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab
- Moby Dick (1978) – Jack Aranson as 13 characters
- Moby Dick (1998) – Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab
- Moby Dick (2011) – William Hurt as Captain Ahab
Mobi Dick – Herman Melville Movie on Youtube
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.