Google Doodle Commemorates 161st Anniversary of Herman Melville's Novel Moby-Dick

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Google Doodle Commemorates 161st Anniversary of Herman Melville's Novel Moby-Dick

Today is the 161st anniversary of Moby Dick and hence, Google has demonstrated a Doodle for to commemorate the classic novel. The search engine's tribute to Melville's well known work, which was first published in 1851 in three volumes.

Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist, poet and short story writer well known for his novel Moby-Dick, one of the great classics of American literature.

The Doodle shows a scene from Moby-Dick in which Captain Ahab commandeers a boat to strike at the huge white whale. The book is now, of course, regarded as one of the all-time classics across the world.

The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.

Hermal Melville is not only famous for his third novel Moby Dick but also for many other books. Some of Melville's popular books include Typee, Redburn, Omoo, Mardi, Israel Potter, The Confidence-Man, Billy Budd, Pierre: or, The Ambiguities and White-Jacket.

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