Brown University

Why Read Moby Dick?

by Nathaniel Philbrick '78
Penguin, September 2013   ISBN: 978-014312397-2
Price: $13.00

“I read this delightful homage to Melville's classic twice in succession and enjoyed it greatly both times. Philbrick, an unabashed and encouraging fan, has penned the perfect combination of biography, history, and literary criticism.  His book is both fun and informative, and it is hard not to be swept up by his enthusiasm.  It is likely to inspire many readers to tackle the classic, as it did me!”-- Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA

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