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  2. Herman Melville - Wikipedia

    Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851); Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia ; and Billy Budd, Sailor , a posthumously published novella .

  3. Herman Melville | Books, Facts, & Biography | Britannica

    Herman Melville, (born August 1, 1819, New York City—died September 28, 1891, New York City), American novelist, short-story writer, and poet, best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick (1851).

  4. Herman Melville - Books, Quotes & Moby Dick - Biography

    Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee (1846) and Omoo...

  5. Herman Melville - Born in 1819 into a once-prominent New York family, Herman Melville was raised - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

  6. The Life of Herman Melville | American Experience | PBS

    The Life of Herman Melville. Not until the early 20th century was Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick first recognized as a literary masterpiece and touted as a cornerstone of modern American ...

  7. Biography of Herman Melville, American Novelist - ThoughtCo

    Published on March 31, 2020 Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American writer. A consummate adventurer, Melville wrote about ocean voyages with rigorous detail. His most famous work, Moby-Dick, was unappreciated during his lifetime, but has since come to the fore as one of America’s greatest novels.

  8. Books by Herman Melville (Author of Moby-Dick or, the Whale) - ...

    Herman Melville Average rating 3.58 · 677,246 ratings · 32,079 reviews · shelved 1,476,617 times Showing 30 distinct works. « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 … 48 49 next » sort by « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 … 48 49 next » * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more books, click here .

  9. Herman Melville - New World Encyclopedia

    Herman Melville(August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an Americannovelist and essayist who will ever be known for his masterpiece, Moby-Dick. With contemporaries Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, and the New England Transcendentalists, Melville is numbered among the most important and widely read American writers of the nineteenth century.

  10. Herman Melville summary | Britannica

    Herman Melville, orig. Herman Melvill, (born Aug. 1, 1819, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Sept. 28, 1891, New York City), U.S. writer. Born to a wealthy New York family that suffered great financial losses, Melville had little formal schooling and began a period of wanderings at sea in 1839.

  11. Herman Melville Author Facts | Mental Floss

    Born in New York City to a wealthy and socially connected family, Herman Melville (1819-1891) chose a life as exciting as that of his Moby-Dick narrator Ishmael. He spent years at sea on whaling...