REVIEW: ‘Billy Budd in the Breadbox,’ Herman Melville as seen by his granddaughter - Berkshire Edge

December 16, 2019 - 1:16pm -- Jana Laiz
Pittsfield — In the winter of 1850-51, Herman Melville penned “Moby-Dick” from his 160-acre farm on Holmes Road. In fact, it was the view due north from his study window at Arrowhead — and the distinct double hump of Mount Greylock and Saddleback in the distance — that ultimately inspired the author’s rendering of a great white whale rising from the ocean.
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