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2024 Beyond the Book: The Whale: a Love Story, Thur. June 20 | 6:30pm
06/20/2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM ET


  • $15.00  -  Non-member
  • Free  -  Huntington Library Patron
  • Free  -  South Huntington Library Patron


Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Beyond the Book

The Whale: a Love Story by Mark Beauregard

Thu, June 20 | 6:30pm

In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne met at a picnic in the Berkshires. Their subsequent friendship and correspondence has fueled over a century of speculation about the precise nature of their relationship. In his novel, Beauregard fills in history’s blank spaces, imagining a captivating love affair between the two literary greats. This Pride month, we’ll explore gender and sexuality in the 19th century and examine historic photos and documents that reveal the fluidity of these categories out at sea.

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