November 14, 2011

November 14: Moby Dick Published in US, 1851

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville's Moby Dick was first published in the United States.

Readers of his previous best-sellers, such as Typee and Omoo, were disappointed.

Read article here.

Pictured: Etching of Melville based on Joseph Eaton's portrait of the author.

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