Why Read Moby-Dick?

Moby Dick (1956) . . . when the movie is so damn good! No wait, that’s not right. You really should read the book, and author and Brown grad Nathaniel Philbrick is going to tell us why this Friday in Part 10 of the continuing ‘Hark! The White Whale!’ series at the Providence Athenaeum. (To clarify, Why Read Moby-Dick? is the title of his most recent book just released this month.)

Moby-Dick’s length and esoteric subject matter too often keep readers at bay, but award-winning maritime historian Philbrick wants to give it the broad contemporary audience it deserves. Join us for an inspirational introduction to the inimitable Moby-Dick! Books are available for sale and signing.

Original 1956 movie trailer after the jump. And if you haven’t read Philbrick’s Mayflower, put it on your list.

Free and open to the public, 5pm to 7pm, Friday, October 21, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street

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