Photo: Today is the 161st birthday of Moby-Dick!

One of the great classics of American literature, Herman Melville's novel was published for the first time in 1851. It tells the story of the sailor Ishmael and his adventures on the whaleship Pequod, led by Captain Ahab who leads his crew on a hunt for the whale Moby-Dick.

In 1956, film director John Huston filmed one of the first film adaptations of Moby-Dick, with screenplay by Ray Bradbury. Have a look behind the scenes with 78 photographs available on the Cultural Institute: http://goo.gl/MwTbl
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Today is the 161st birthday of Moby-Dick!

One of the great classics of American literature, Herman Melville's novel was published for the first time in 1851. It tells the story of the sailor Ishmael and his adventures on the whaleship Pequod, led by Captain Ahab who leads his crew on a hunt for the whale Moby-Dick.

In 1956, film director John Huston filmed one of the first film adaptations of Moby-Dick, with screenplay by Ray Bradbury. Have a look behind the scenes with 78 photographs available on the Cultural Institute: http://goo.gl/MwTbl

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