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USA: A model for Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851). 'Capturing a Sperm Whale', coloured engraving by J. Hill, 1835, after William Page (1811-1885)
In addition to Herman Melville's own experience on the whaling ship Acushnet, two real events served as the genesis for his Moby Dick. One was the sinking of the...
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