|From the BPC Historical Collection
An American Classic, told by a masterful story-teller from the early 19th Century. It is a story of the adventures of a wandering sailor named Ishmael, his
Indian friend Queequeg and their fateful voyage on the whaler "Pequod" out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
The "Pequod" was captained by Ahab, a demented soul...torn by his desire to wreak vengeance upon a large white sperm whale that, on a previous
voyage, had destroyed his boat and bitten off his leg. To Ahab, this voyage was not to harvest the oil of the great beasts of the ocean and make a profit for
the ship owners that made him Captain; rather it was a quest for vengeance on his nemesis, Moby Dick, the great White Whale.
The reader will find this a very adventurous story as well as an informative one. One can get an excellent glimpse of life in early America and the New
England whaling traditions.
The White Whale