The name of the boat in "Moby Dick" is the Pequod, which is also the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the northeastern United States. More »

The whaling ship in "Moby Dick" was named the Pequod. The Pequod is a worn, 19th-century Nantucket whaling ship. Most Nantucket whaling ships at the time were three-masted like the Pequod. However, all three masts on the... More »

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Some of the most highly rated books of all time are Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time," James Joyce's "Ulysses," Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote," Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and William Shakespeare's "Hamlet,"... More »

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The whaling ship in "Moby Dick" was named the Pequod. The Pequod is a worn, 19th-century Nantucket whaling ship. Most Nantucket whaling ships at the time were three-masted like the Pequod. However, all three masts on the... More »

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The name of the dog in "Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)" was Montmorency. Author Jerome K. Jerome insisted that the three friends' journey down the River Thames did happen, though the dog did not exist, r... More »

The book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell is primarily about a girl name Karana, who not only loses her father to fighting with the Aleuts, a Native American tribe, she also misses a boat that would have tak... More »

Weird facts about William Shakespeare include the fact that he wrote a curse for his own epitaph, his father was once a professional drinker and that he spelled his own name wrong. He also either coined or popularized se... More »