Objective: Una Spenser was born on the shores of the Ohio River in Kentucky and lived there until the age of twelve, when she was sent to live with her Aunt Agatha and Uncle Jonathan near New Bedford. Examine Una's childhood and the major turning point that took her from Kentucky to live in the seafaring region of Nantucket. Also examine Una's first encounters with the sea.
1. Una Spenser is the main character in "Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-gazer: A Novel" by Sena Jeter Naslund. Una marries Ahab, the main character in Herman Melville's classic, "Moby Dick." Learn about Una's young life and personality as well as her relationship to Aunt Agatha and Uncle Jonathan. What causes Una to go to New Bedford? When does she move from Kentucky? Who goes along on the trip to help Una? Do you think Una will ever return to Kentucky...
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