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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

One Man's Obsession with an Obsession

Thanks to Iron-bound Bucket, here's a rare book room of a site that chronicles the Moby-Dick collection of one W. O. Pettit, of Albany (an appropriate place for a Melville collector if ever there was one).  Mr. Pettit's holdings are lovingly described and photographed (inside and out), and searchable by decade. 

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