August 1: Herman Melville

On this date in 1819, the author of Moby Dick was born. Listen to the complete audiobook and view additional teaching resources.

August 1: Herman Melville

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Listen to Moby Dick on Lit2Go

Also known as The Whale, this is the story of Ishmael, a sailor aboard the Pequod with Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon realizes that vengeful Ahab’s only mission is to find the sperm whale, Moby Dick. Complete audiobook and PDFs on Lit2Go.

Herman Melville Portrait

Portrait of Herman Melville based on an historic photograph.

Nantucket Map

Map of Nantucket and Martha’s Vinyard from the Maps ETC website.

The Voyage of the Pequod Map

Literary map of Melville’s Moby Dick.

Oceania Map

Map of Oceania from the Maps ETC website.