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May 17 -24 and June 7-28, 2021
Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 (six sessions, no meeting Memorial Day)
online via Zoom


There are Great American Novels and then there is Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s 1851 masterpiece. Have you read it years ago and forgotten it already? Have you thought you should read it? Should you read it right now? All signs point to “yes.”

Melville is great, he is strange, he is important, and Moby-Dick stands atop the mainmast of American letters. It’s a novel, a poem, an opera, a play, the subject of countless New Yorker cartoons…and maybe it’s a story about a whale and a man, Captain Ahab, who has the most single-minded agenda of any fictional character ever. The novel is also great fun. Join Literary Arts Delve guide Christopher Lord aboard the Pequod for a six-week adventure that may stay with you for a lifetime. Take a trip from Massachusetts to the South Pacific—and into the wonders of a great American novel.

Delve Access Program
We want Delve seminars to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. We are happy to offer an Access Program which provides reduced tuition to qualifying participants. Most Delves have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a Delve at the Access Rate.


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Christopher Lord

The author of the Dickens Junction Mysteries, Lord has guided many Delve seminars on novels by Dickens, Hardy, Forster, James, and from the “Golden Age” of detective fiction. His latest Delve was a search of the elusive Great White Whale. He is the recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship to Writers.
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