Sorting through my father’s hoard, part 4: Moby Dick

Behold, The Modern Library INC edition from 1926!!!


….Iiiiiiiiii have not actually read Moby Dick. I don’t know if I plan to. I did read the Classics Illustrated comic version of it when I was about fourteen; does that count? And I will grant that it has one of the best opening lines in literature, which thousands of teenagers in the American education system have been forced to analyse:

“Call me Ishamel.”

Genius, I say.

Plus it inspired the whole theme from that film where Khan Noonien Singh simply refused to let bygones be bygones:

Cheerful stuff.

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