Happy 200th Herman

With all of the hullabaloo about local literary star Walt Whitman’s 200th anniversary celebrations, I completely missed the fact that it is also the 200th birthday of Herman Melville. To celebrate the anniversary, Chronicle Books has published this splendid pop-up book version of Moby-Dick. This re-telling of the iconic 19th century American novel portrays key moments from the book with lincut artwork. The illustration by Gerard Lo Monaco and Joëlle Jolivert are accompanied by select quotations from the novel and page note offering context to the plot.

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