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Google doodles for Moby-Dick

Posted on Oct 18, 01:54PM | IBNS

Poplar search engine Google on Thursday celebrated the 161st anniversary of American novelist Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.

It was first published in 1851.

The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab.

Netizens could see a scene from the novel with Captain Ahab commandeering a whaling boat.

Ahab is carrying a harpoon on his hand.

Moby-Dick is swimming in the sea and his eyes on the boat. The water from the spout is denoting the letter 'L' in the Google logo.

Moby-Dick has been classified as American Romanticism.

It was first published by Richard Bentley in London on October 18, 1851, in an expurgated three-volume edition titled 'The Whale', and weeks later as a single volume, by New York City publisher Harper and Brothers as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale on November 14, 1851.

Google on Monday celebrated the 107th anniversary of American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay's comic strip 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' with an animated doodle.

Users could see an animated doodle decorating Google's homepage on Monday.

From Charlie Chaplin to Marie Curie, Google doodles have not only celebrated the birth anniversaries of great personalities, they have also made internet users know about important dates through the designs and animation.