How Long to Read Moby Dick

By Herman Melville

How Long Does it Take to Read Moby Dick?

It takes the average reader 6 hours and 30 minutes to read Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century. D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world," and "the greatest book of the sea ever written." Moby-Dick is considered...

How long is Moby Dick?

Moby Dick by Herman Melville is 378 pages long, and a total of 97,524 words.

This makes it 128% the length of the average book. It also has 119% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Moby Dick Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 8 hours and 52 minutes to read Moby Dick aloud.

What Reading Level is Moby Dick?

Moby Dick is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

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