Monday, November 14, 2016

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

Moby-Dick published - Nov 14, 1851

5 comments:

Walker Martin said...

Moby Dick is a favorite with me. I hope to reread it again soon. But back in 1851 it was a flop and Melville must have been discouraged. Soon he was putting in 20 years as a civil servant instead of writing novels. He was ahead of his time.

Bill Crider said...

I'm also a fan. I don't think I convinced many of my students to be fans, though.

CRL said...

The whale did it.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Love Moby Dick but always thought it too difficult for most High School students.

Don Coffin said...

Moby-Dick has a lot of high points, but parts of it can be a real slog. On balance, worth the time & effort.