Google has created a Google Doodle (embedded in this post) to celebrate the 161st anniversary of Moby Dick, the great American novel by Herman Melville.
If you want to read the book right now, follow his link to download a free copy of Moby Dick, Or, The Whale.
In addition, Project Gutenberg has a great collection of other free eBooks by Melville. We’ve linked to these individual titles below–you can download the correct format for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad and many other devices. (Google link via Mark Athitakis)
Free Herman Melville eBooks
Bartleby, the Scrivener
The Piazza Tales
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
Pierre; or The Ambiguities
Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas
Redburn. His First Voyage
Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I
Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II
I and My Chimney
John Marr and Other Poems