18. October 2012 · Comments Off on Moby Dick · Categories: Opera, San Francisco Opera

If you click on google.com today you’ll see that Moby Dick is referenced. Why? To quote Wikipedia: “Moby-Dick has been classified as American Romanticism. It was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851, in an expurgated three-volume edition titled The Whale, and weeks later as a single volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851. The book initially received mixed reviews, but Moby-Dick is now considered part of the Western canon,[3] and at the center of the canon of American novels.”

So yes it was published on this day, back in 1851.

Tonight we go to see and hear Moby Dick.

Coincidence?

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