BBC World News Service: Herman Melville: Moby-Dick

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Moby Dick is the story of a crazed and vengeful sailor, Captain Ahab, hunting a giant whale that bit off his leg. It's a large and challenging book and its author, Herman Melville died without knowing how influential or revered it would become. Although it failed to impress when it first came out in 1851, it’s now hailed as a ‘great American novel’, one of the towering achievements of American literature. With Bridget Kendall to explore the book and its author, Professor Jamie Jones from the University of Illinois, Emily Ogden from the University of Virginia and poet and academic from Lancaster University in the UK, Paul Farley.

PeriodMar 13 2018

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  • TitleHerman Melville: Moby-Dick
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC World New Service: The Forum
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size41 minutes
    CountryUnited States
    Date3/13/18
    DescriptionMoby Dick is the story of a crazed and vengeful sailor, Captain Ahab, hunting a giant whale that bit off his leg. It's a large and challenging book and its author, Herman Melville died without knowing how influential or revered it would become. Although it failed to impress when it first came out in 1851, it’s now hailed as a ‘great American novel’, one of the towering achievements of American literature. With Bridget Kendall to explore the book and its author, Professor Jamie Jones from the University of Illinois, Emily Ogden from the University of Virginia and poet and academic from Lancaster University in the UK, Paul Farley.
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvsfv
    PersonsJamie L Jones