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American writers have long sought to compose the Great American novel. Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenders for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. In this engaging series of lectures, beloved modern scholar Professor Timothy B. Shutt guides listeners on a fascinating investigation of the tale, examining the work as a whole and exploring the life of its creator, Herman Melville.

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About the Author

Tomothy Baker Shutt is a professor of humanities at Kenyon College. He was educated at the Hotchkiss School at Yale and at the University of Virginia, where he studied as a duPont Fellow and later as a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow. Since 1986 he has taught medieval and Renaissance literature and more broadly—from antiquity to the twentieth century and beyond—in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies. He has been honored with the Trustee Award for Distinguished Teaching.