Today marks the 161st anniversary of Herman Melville – initially neglected masterpiece’s publication in Britain in 1951. Google has him on its masthead.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale has become Melville’s most famous work and is often considered one of the greatest literary works of all time. It was dedicated to Melville’s friend Nathaniel Hawthorne. It did not, however, make Melville rich. The book never sold its initial printing of 3,000 copies in his lifetime, and total earnings from the American edition amounted to just $556.37 from his publisher, Harper & Brothers.
- Whaling Contracts in Moby Dick, Part II (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Book Review: Moby-Dick, or the Whale by Herman Melville – Ahab and the Will to Power (mfinocchiaro.wordpress.com)
- Our Literary Rogue Of The Week, Herman Melville (theliteraryrogue.com)
- David Cameron’s Moby-Dick reading goes live online (itv.com)
- David Cameron joins the big push to introduce classic literature to a new generation (standard.co.uk)
- David Cameron reads Moby-Dick – review (guardian.co.uk)
- David Cameron records chapter of Moby-Dick for website (guardian.co.uk)
- Call me David: Prime Minister’s Moby-Dick reading goes live (independent.co.uk)
- Whaling Contracts in Moby Dick, Part I (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- ‘Moby-Dick’ a whale of a tale at SF Opera (sfgate.com)