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USA: A model for Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851). 'The Spermaceti Whale'', coloured engraving by William Home Lizars (1788-1859) from Sir William Jardine's Naturalist's Library, published between 1833 and 1845
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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