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Moby Dick Quotes From the Film and Epic Novel

Interesting Moby Dick quotes about the ‘great white whale,’ religion, and life and death.

Moby Dick, written by Herman Melville, is an American novel that was published in 1851. When the book was published, it was met with a mix of reviews, made little money, and was out of print when Melville died in 1891.

However, 100 years after the author’s death the book was heralded as a “Great American Novel.” In 1956 a color film adaptation of the novel graced the screen. John Huston directed it and the film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn.

Both the film and the novel are Ishmael’s narrative of Captain Ahab’s obsessive revenge-fueled quest. After all, Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale, bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee on a

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