[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Barbara & George Grenier grenier at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 26 11:09:12 PST 2018

Isn't there an octopus in Twenty-thousand Leagues under the sea?


At 11:04 AM 2/26/2018, you wrote:
>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,
>Project Wombat - Project-wombat
>list at project-wombat.org

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