Author(s): Herman Melville
Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab...
"... for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men." -- from the book
Herman Melville (1819--1891) was an American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention, but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously and never recovered during his lifetime.