Leviathan, or the whale.

Leviathan, or the whale. Philip Hoare.

London: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009. Octavo, paperback, illustrations. BRAND NEW

The story of a man's obsession with whales, which takes the author on a personal, historical and biographical journey, from his childhood to his fascination with Moby Dick and his excursions whale-watching. All his life, Philip Hoare has been obsessed by whales, from the gigantic skeletons in London's Natural History Museum to adult encounters with the wild animals themselves. This book is an investigation into what we know little about - dark, shadowy creatures who swim below the depths, only to surface in a spray of spume. More than the story of the whale, it is also the story of our own obsessions.

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