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Herman Melville vs. the Melville Family viz. the Whale

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 01:08 AM  posted by Mark

At the site Melville’s Marginalia Online, which chronicles the books known to have been read or owned by Herman Melville and all of his family members, a search reveals that Herman owned and marked up at least a dozen books on whales and whaling. None of his family members was known to have owned or read even one.

Could anything be lonelier than an unshared interest in whaling?

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