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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

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Most widely held works by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

3,077 editions published between 1851 and 2018 in 54 languages and held by 29,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Recording )

309 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )

261 editions published between 1857 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage irony and black humor as Melville's Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857
Typee by Herman Melville( Book )

508 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 4,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee - the 'eaters of men.'
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )

194 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life
Moby Dick : or, The white whale by Herman Melville( Book )

187 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Call me Ishmael." So begins Melville's classic novel of Captain Ahab, the Pequod, and the mighty whale, Moby Dick
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )

190 editions published between 1849 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These three early novels are stirring romances of the South Seas; many of these fictional details resemble some of the events in Melville's own life in the early 1840s"--Jacket
Pierre; or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( Book )

116 editions published between 1852 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Kraken Edition of Pierre, or The Ambiguities is a reconstruction of the text that Melville delivered to Harper & Brothers early in January 1852, just as some of the most devastating reviews of Moby-Dick were appearing. The Harper brothers apparently decided that Pierre was even more outrageous than Moby-Dick and tried to avoid publishing it by offering Melville less than half the royalties they had paid for his previous books. Accepting the humiliating contract, Melville took a self-destructive revenge. After Book XVI, he interpolated a new section on "Young America in Literature," in which he arbitrarily announced that his hero, Pierre, had been a juvenile author. Melville proceeded to add an intrusive "Pierre as author" sub-plot, disparaging American literary life and the world of publishing, which he left unassimilated into the book he had first completed
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 2,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reburn is the story that relates a young man's initiation into the sailors life; White-Jacket is the story that is a semi-autobiographical account of experiences in the U.S. Navy; Moby-Dick, or the whale is the most famous of Melville's works, and tells the story of Ahab, a ship captain that has become obessed with the hunt for the whale he has named Moby-Dick
Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860 by Herman Melville( Book )

141 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: "Benito Cereno", an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

174 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldier, sailor, prisoner of war, and spy, Israel Potter's lively career leads to encounters with historic figures such as Ben Franklin, John Paul Jones, and George III. Based on the memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran, this novel was acclaimed by The Village Voice as "hilarious, tender, expressive." This edition also includes Potter's autobiography, The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter"--
Billy Budd by Herman Melville( Book )

281 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called the "Handsome Sailor" by the other sailors aboard the warship Bellipotent, Billy Budd is admired by all but Master-at-Arms Claggart, an envious man who plots to frame Billy for treason
Billy Budd, sailor and other stories by Herman Melville( Book )

119 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories deal with a slave rebellion, an obstinate copyist, an accidental murder, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and a bachelors' dinner party
Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )

109 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A failed mutiny lands the narrator in a Tahitian jail where he and his companion, Doctor Long Ghost, are treated with curiosity and kindness. After their eventual release, the two embark on a series of adventures as they work at odd jobs, view traditional rites and customs on the island, and contrive an audience with the Tahitian queen. Thought-provoking, humorous glimpses of a vanished 19th-century world in the South Seas
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( Book )

108 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago
Redburn, his first voyage; being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service by Herman Melville( Book )

40 editions published between 1957 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )

246 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship
Bartleby the scrivener : a story of Wall Street by Herman Melville( Book )

236 editions published between 1853 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartleby the Scrivener (1853), by Herman Melville, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. One day Bartleby declines the assignment his employer gives him with the inscrutable "I would prefer not." The utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations
 
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Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither
Alternative Names
Arminius Melville

German Melvill

Herman Melville

Herman Melville Amerikaans onderwijzer (1819-1891)

Herman Melville amerikai író

Herman Melville amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dichter und Essayist

Herman Melville amerikansk forfatter

Herman Melville amerykański powieściopisarz, poeta i eseista

Herman Melville écrivain américain

Herman Melville novel·lista, contista, assaigista i poeta estatunidenc

Herman Melville novelista, cuentista, ensayista i poeta estadounidense

Herman Melville novelista, cuentista, ensayista y poeta estadounidense

Herman Melville romancier, essayiste et poète américain

Herman Melville scrittore statunitense

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Meville, Herman

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Milfīl, Hirmān 1819-1891

Tarnmoor , Salvator R.

Tarnmoor, Salvator R. 1819-1891

Virginian spending July in Vermont 1819-1891

Χέρμαν Μέλβιλ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Герман Мелвилл американский писатель

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Мелвил, Герман 1819-1891

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הרמן מלוויל

מלוויל, הרמאן

מלוויל, הרמן

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מלויל, הרמן

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ملفل، هرمان، 1819-1891

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هرمان ملفل، 1819-1891

هرمان ملفيل

هرمان ملویل

هرمن ملفيل، 1819-1891

ھێرمێن مێلڤێل

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হারমান মেলভিল

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ஏர்மன் மெல்வில்

ഹെർമൻ മെൽവിൽ

เฮอร์แมน เมลวิลล์

ჰერმან მელვილი

메빌, 헤르만 1819-1891

멜빌 1819-1891

멜빌, H. 1819-1891

멜빌, 하먼 1819-1891

멜빌, 허만 1819-1891

멜빌, 허맨 1819-1891

멜빌, 허먼 1819-1891

허먼 멜빌

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ハーマン・メルヴィル

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メルビル

赫尔曼·梅尔维尔

靴曼梅爾維爾

麥爾維爾 1819-1891

麦尓维尓, 赫尓曼

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Moby DickThe confidence-man: his masqueradeTypeeWhite-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-warMoby Dick : or, The white whaleMardi and a voyage thitherTypee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thitherPierre; or, The ambiguities