By Philip Hoare
The tale of a man’s obsession with whales, which takes him on a private, historic and biographical trip – from his adolescence to his fascination with Moby-Dick and his tours whale-watching.
All his existence, Philip Hoare has been obsessed via whales, from the large skeletons in London’s common background Museum to grownup encounters with the wild animals themselves. Whales have a legendary caliber – they appear to elide with darkish fantasies of sea-serpents and antediluvian monsters that swim in our collective unconscious.
In ‘Leviathan’, Philip Hoare seeks to find and establish this obsession. What impelled Melville to jot down ‘Moby-Dick’? After his e-book in 1851, nobody observed whales in relatively an analogous manner again.
This ebook is an research into what we all know little approximately – darkish, shadowy creatures who swim under the depths, merely to floor in a sprig of spume. greater than the tale of the whale, it's also the tale of our personal obsessions.