Stars To Read All Of Melville’s “Moby Dick”

David Cameron, Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry and Simon Callow jump aboard ambitious project to broadcast Herman Melville‘s classic novel in its entirety – 135 chapters over 135 days. Reporting this news, the Guardian makes a dubious statement: ‘”Moby-Dick” stands as one of the great classics of American literature, much admired but – sprawling and intimidating – seldom read.’ I don’t think it is “seldom read.” I’d wager that it’s a lot more read than certain other great classics: “Ulysses,” for example.

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