by Simón de Swaan
For, say they, when cruising in an empty ship, if you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least.–Herman Melville, 1851
Herman Melville, an American author, is best-known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece Moby Dick (1851), a whaling adventure dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne and heralded as one of the greatest novels in the English language.
Click here to read more about Moby Dick, which recounts the adventures of the narrator Ishmael as he sails on the whaling ship Pequod under the command of Captain Ahab, in search of the great white whale Moby Dick.
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