Study Guide

In the Heart of the Sea Allusions

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Ichabod Paddock (1.15)
  • Edmund Burke (1.19)
  • Mary Coffin Starbuck (1.23)
  • Peleg Folger (1.25)
  • Lucretia Coffin Mott (1.51)
  • John D. Rockefeller (1.67)
  • William Comstock (1.68, referenced throughout)
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr. (2.30, referenced throughout)
  • Benjamin Franklin (2.46)
  • David Porter (4.2, referenced throughout)
  • Thomas Cochrane, aka Lord Cochrane (4.7)
  • George Washington Gardner (4.18)
  • James Colnett (4.30)
  • Charles Darwin (4.30)
  • Christopher Columbus (5.1)
  • Nathaniel Bowditch (5.36)
  • Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff (6.15)
  • ThĂ©odore GĂ©ricault (8.2)
  • Matthew Fontaine Maury (8.26)
  • Ancel Keys (10.29)
  • Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (11.17)
  • Frederick Douglass (14.43)
  • Samuel Comstock (14.44)