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 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 »

Novels that critics commonly recommend include "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck and "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" and Emily Bronte's "Wutherin... More »

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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 »

Beowulf, the main character in the epic poem of the same name, is often considered brave because of his pursuit of battles against supernatural beasts. This includes his battle with the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother ... More »

Eric Blair wrote the book "1984," or "Nineteen Eighty-Four," under the pen name "George Orwell." Blair was an Englishman who had long written under the pseudonym; it appears on the cover of every book he published in his... More »

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Oliver Twist, the main character from the Charles Dickens' book of the same name, was given his name from an alphabetic list of names. The child before Oliver was given the last name "Swubble," while the one after him wa... More »

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