A real life Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick is a quintessential Great American Novel, perhaps even the greatest, but it might not be pure fiction. That’s what George Dobbs argues in a piece on “The Real Life Inspirations Behind Moby-Dick” for The Airship. Invention or not, at least we can be thankful no cannibalism sneaked its way onto the Pequod…

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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