New Delhi: A white sperm whale looms on the background of the doodle on the Google home page on Thursday. The doodle commemorates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville's landmark novel Moby-Dick.
The Google Moby-Dick doodle depicts a scene from the novel and shows Captain Ahab commandeering a whaling boat with a harpoon in his hands ready to strike at the enigmatic white sperm whale.
Moby-Dick is swimming and spouting in the rough sea has his eyes on the whaling boat. The water from the spout replaces the letter 'L' in the Google logo.
The doodle commemorates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville's landmark novel Moby-Dick.
Moby-Dick, also published as The Whale was first published in three volumes by Richard Bentley, London on October 18, 1851. Harper & Brothers, New York, published the first American edition on November 14, 1851.
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