July 9, 1842. The day where the writer Herman Melville to fall into the hands of cannibals - The Point

On December 31, 1841, a young Herman Melville, thirsting for adventure, sign a commitment aboard the whaling ship the Acushnet. A few days later, the ship left

July 9, 1842. The day where the writer Herman Melville to fall into the hands of cannibals - The Point


On December 31, 1841, a young Herman Melville, thirsting for adventure, sign a commitment aboard the whaling ship the Acushnet. A few days later, the ship left the island of Nantucket, located to the east of the United States off cape Cod, the home port of whalers. But, quickly, life on board revolves to hell. Captain Pease is proving to be a terrible tyrant. What a disillusion ! The young Herman was imagining in adventurer facing the sea, this is treated as vermin.

therefore, the young man 22 years of age think only of desert. With the sailor Richard Tobias Gree...

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