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Herman Melville in the Berkshires

Scarcely another book is so closely associated with the sea than Herman Melville’s epic “Moby Dick,” but it was written more than 200 kilometers from the nearest ocean, deep in the forests of the US state of Massachusetts. The idyllic Berkshires, a hilly region geologically part of the Appalachians, are a still a popular holiday destination whose beautiful scenery has often attracted writers and painters. In Indian summer the area is transformed into a sea of gold, yellow and red fall foliage. Read more about Herman Melville >>