Was Moby Dick a real whale? - Moby dick or white whale
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on. Moby Dick is a fictional sperm whale who is the main antagonist in Herman Melville's Ishmael describes Moby Dick as having two prominent white areas around “a peculiar snow-white wrinkled forehead, and a high, pyramidical white.