It is the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. It was first published on October 18, 1851 in London as The Whale. A month later, it was published in New York as Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville is considered a great American author. Although he was born into a fairly wealthy New York City family, Melville spent considerable time on whaling ships. His sea-faring experiences in the South Seas lent realism to his future novels. 

Read: Moby-Dick adapted by Shirley Bogart (FIC MEL); Salt Water Taffy: Caldera's Revenge, Parts 1 and 2 by Matthew Loux (741.5 LOU)

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