[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:04:01 PST 2018

The patron is me, so no rush.

I have always been fond of the "Extracts (Supplied by a Sub-Sub
Librarian)"  listing references to whales in literature in *Moby Dick*. I
wonder if such a list could be compiled for octopuses. I know about Pliny's
anecdote about a hungry octopus in *The Natural History* and Hugo's
slandering of the octopus in *Toilers of the Sea*.

Does anyone know of any other references?

Thanks in advance,


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