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  • Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:19:18    Permalink

    The Whale

    On 5 August 1850 a party of writers and publishers climbed Monument Mountain in Massachusetts, during the American equivalent of a hike in the Lakes. Among the literati on this excursion were Nathaniel Hawthorne, 46, author of The Scarlet Letter (No 16 in this series), a recently published bestseller (although a term not yet in use), and the young novelist Herman Melville, who, after a very successful debut (Typee), was struggling to complete an unwieldy coming-of-age tale about a South Seas whaler.

    via The 100 best novels: No 17 – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851) | Books | The Observer.

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