WILDLIFE UPDATE : Moby Dick author celebrated

English: Etching of Joseph O. Eaton's portrait...
English: Etching of Joseph O. Eaton’s portrait of Herman Melville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.

 

English: Moby Dick & Herman Melville signature...
English: Moby Dick & Herman Melville signature Português: Moby Dick e assinatura de Herman Melville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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