Alternate Endings for Melville

February 16, 2006

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Happy Ending for Ahab?
Imagine if Ahab and his Pequot crew killed Moby? Sound like a Hollywood ending of the great American novel? According to Steven Olsen-Smith, associate professor at Boise State University, Herman Melville considered several endings for the novel. Jennifer Howard discusses the idea in his Chronicle of Higher Education article.

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