Dubbed by D.H. Lawrence “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”, Moby-Dick or, The Whale, is the classic American novel you should have read but probably haven’t.
The Pigeonhole’s here to remedy that: embark on an epic voyage, with short staves navigating you easily through Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest for the great white whale.
- Begin 2017 with the book you've always meant to read and plough through the classic American novel with fellow readers!
- A compelling adventure tale that tackles grand themes including friendship, revenge and death.
- Full of audio and visual treasures from live readings hosted by The Special Relationship and the Southbank Centre
There are #whales alive today who were born before #MobyDick was written https://t.co/Hsfp1u5Yks @smithsonian 150 readers, 4 days and one great book. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thank you to everyone who took part #MobyDickLive #LondonLitFest "Now, art thou the man to pitch a harpoon down a live whale's throat, and then jump in after it?" #hardquestions #needanswers #mobydick 🐳
There are #whales alive today who were born before #MobyDick was written https://t.co/Hsfp1u5Yks @smithsonian— Song of the Whale (@MCRInt) May 30, 2016
150 readers, 4 days and one great book. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thank you to everyone who took part #MobyDickLive #LondonLitFest— Special Relationship (@TSR_Stories) October 4, 2015
"Now, art thou the man to pitch a harpoon down a live whale's throat, and then jump in after it?" #hardquestions #needanswers #mobydick 🐳— lulzwayne (@supfraulein) May 18, 2016
I've always thought "sage and sensible conclusion that a man’s religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another" a very compelling line. I'm not a religious person myself, and the distance that people manage to put between the tenets of their faith and their day to day behavior has always fascinated me.
Oh, there was totally fanfic of Ishmael and Queequeg. Even by the 16th century it was happening on the regular, ranging from old school Achilles and Patroclus (which, I think has some parallels here) to Shakespeare's. Hell, maybe Hawthorne wrote some. Now I want to find an archive and hunt them down.
There is a William Billings composition, titled 'Euroclydon'...an anthem for mariners...yes, even book mariners...a tune for anyone 'going a-whaling, and there is plenty of that yet to come...' bit.ly/1j03CiZ (More about William Billings and his album 'Land of Pure Delight: Anthems and Fuging Tunes' here: http://bit.ly/1j9kbJW