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Moby Dick Year: 2002
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...whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul...then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.--Chapter I, Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Ahoy Mates! We're happy to announce that 2002 is Moby Dick Year. Join us before the mast as we take to the sea on this fantastic voyage! We'll be posting a reading schedule soon, and if you have any ideas or questions, send them to Brian or Drake.

If ye would like to host a local event or a reading, please post the information at Moby Dick. If ye'd like to discuss the novel, please post at Moby Dick Campfire Forum. And in both forums, we encourage ye to find reading partners and kindred spirirts.

We're planning a couple local events, so check back here often. Drake is still working on his Moby Dick Film, and if you know anyone who might like to be in it, send him an email.

You can buy the book on one of the links to the left, or a free text can be downloaded from:
Moby Dick Plain Text
Moby Dick for PDF
Various copies and criticisms of Moby Dick.

Join us in discussing the novel at the Moby Dick Campfire. Tell your friends!

We would like to unite the world in reading what is perhaps the greatest work of fiction ever penned on the American shores. Written in the rich context of Shakespeare and the Bible, Moby Dick was Herman Melville's definitive masterpiece. If you've already read Moby Dick, we invite you to read it again. And be sure to pick up Hamlet and the Bible throughout November, as the novel shall only be enhanced by the deeper context.

The White Whale, symbolic of the truth and freedom which the greatest spirits in Western Civilization have ever pursued, yet swims free.

Concerning Moby Dick, Melville wrote, "It ... is of the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hausers. A Polar wind blows through it, & birds of prey hover over it. Warn all gentle fastidious people from so much as peeping into the book -- on risk of a lumbago & sciatics."

Check out the new film at Moby Dick Film and Moby Dick.



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