Melville

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (1851)

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has one of the most recognizable opening lines of any American novel. Everyone knows about Ishmael, Captain Ahab, and the Great White Whale. But how many readers have actually made it to the end of Melville’s epic? Moby Dick; or, The Whale is today a staple of Best American Novel lists... more