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‘Moby-Dick’ in the Mainstream

This week, 161 years ago, on an icy day in much of the Northeast, Harper & Brothers released the American edition of Moby-Dick. Although published long ago, Moby-Dick breaches ubiquitous at this moment. Log into your computer and go to Moby Dick Big Read to find daily a project that features celebrities such as Tilda Swinton and, eventually we are told, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, reading a chapter aloud. Don’t miss the actor Simon Callow reciting Father Mapple’s sermon about faith.