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.
I'm also a fan. I don't think I convinced many of my students to be fans, though.
The whale did it.
Love Moby Dick but always thought it too difficult for most High School students.
Moby-Dick has a lot of high points, but parts of it can be a real slog. On balance, worth the time & effort.
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