November 14 - "Moby Dick" is published

"Call me, Ishmael"

And with that iconic opening line, 159 years ago one of the Great American novels was published. Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" is an epic adventure novel that's captured the imagination of readers for over a century. The book covers a wide range of themes and has been interpreted differently by many people.

"Moby Dick" introduced the public to characters such as Ishmael, Ahab, Elijah, and of course, Moby Dick. The book has been adapted several different times in film, television, and stage. The most memorable adaptation may have been the 1998 made for TV movie which featured Patrick Stewart (Start Trek, X-Men) as Ahab.


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