Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moby Dick is honoured with a Google Doodle

Google honours Moby Dick today with a Google doodle celebrating its 161st anniversary of the publication of one of the greatest classics of American literature. Written by Herman Melville, Moby Dick was first published in Britain in 1851.

The doodle depicts a scene from the book in which Captain Ahab commandeers a boat to strike at the huge white sperm whale.

An extract from Wikipedia..
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. 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. -

Haven't read the book? Watch the movie then, albeit one from 1956!

Or if you prefer the cartoon version..


  1. Awesome collection and thanks for sharing Herman Melville's Moby Dick Movie on 161st anniversary

  2. Anonymous5:15 AM

    They change all the time, depending on the occasion.