what motivated Herman Melville to go to sea?

Hershchel Parker pp. 180-186


The above PDF is from the first volume of Hershel Parker’s biography of Melville.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   November 2022


Addendum: I forgot to make note of the fact that my great-grandfather Henry T. Handy was a whaler and that his home port was New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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