Moby Dick Chapters 52-54 Summary and Analysis

Herman Melville

Chapters 52-54 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Radney: mate on the Town-Ho

Steelkilt: sailor on the Town-Ho

Dons Pedro and Sebastian: young men to whom Ishmael told the Town-Ho’s story

The Albatross: ship with which the Pequod has an unsuccessful gam

The Town-Ho: ship manned by Polynesians

Summary
Southwest of the Cape of Good Hope, the Pequod meets the Albatross, a ship heading home after a four-year voyage. Ahab hails the ship asking if they have seen the White Whale. As the other captain is about to reply, he drops the horn through which he was about to speak into the water. His...

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