The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Fan Shares His Moby-Dick Collection

Something about Moby-Dick evidently inspires collectors.  One Steve Donoghue shares choice thoughts about, and photos of, eight editions of Moby-Dick at his blog, stevereads, including two I was not previously aware of.  I especially like what he says about the old Signet Classics:
These volumes were put together with rock-solid workmanship and on higher than average quality paper, and the results are visible even in this unthinkable year of 2010: this Moby Dick is a survivor – and if the movies are to be believed, it’ll out-last us all, since it’s this old Signet paperback that’s on the bookshelf of the evil Khan’s makeshift bookshelf in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. And the volume boasts more than superior spine-glue! It’s also got a feisty afterword by Denham Sutcliffe, then of Kenyon College ....
Well worth a visit.

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