Name

Captain Ahab

Career

Mariner

Occupation 1

Whaling captain

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Text

Captain of the Nantucket whaler Pequod in demonic pursuit of the sperm whale Moby-Dick, in the Melville 1851 novel of the same name. Identified as having a wife and small child back in Nantucket

Related Images

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Rockwell Kent drawing of Ahab, captain of the Pequod in Melville's Moby-Dick (1851)
Image Id: 1759
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Rockwell Kent drawing of Ahab upon the discarding of his pipe overboard (Ch. 30)
Image Id: 1761

Related Source

Melville, Herman

Moby Dick or, The Whale (1851) - Online book


Record ID: 695