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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

Overview
Works: 6,287 works in 16,675 publications in 28 languages and 464,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Naval history  Biography  Poetry 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Slaves  Authors, American 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Composer, Illustrator, Performer, Conceptor, Attributed name, Collaborator
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Moby Dick by Herman Melville ( Book )
892 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 23,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture. October 18th, 2001, marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the greatest novel in American literature. The Modern Library trade paperback edition exclusively features the timeless illustrations of Rockwell Kent, an Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick, commentary by Herman Melville and William T. Porter, contemporary reviews from John Bull and The Critic, endnotes, and a reading group guide
Moby Dick notes by Herman Melville ( Book )
1,403 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 13,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young seaman joins the crew of the fanatical Captain Ahab in pursuit of the white whale 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 )
175 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville ( Book )
207 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,028 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
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 )
160 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea voyages and the vagaries of life on a ship are constant themes in the work of Herman Melville. In the novel Redburn, Melville sharply contrasts the refined sensibilities of the title character, an upper-class American youth, with the coarse manners of his Liverpudlian shipmates. The novel is notable for its finely drawn characters and piercing social criticism
White-jacket; or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville ( Book )
160 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on the brutal treatment that many sailors received at the hands of their superiors. In particular, it has been noted that this novel proved to be instrumental in banning the practice of flogging in several branches of the U.S. military
Moby Dick by Herman Melville ( Recording )
154 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
Omoo; a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville ( Book )
180 editions published between 1847 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sailor participates in a whaling ship mutiny, and escapes to the island of Tahiti, in this fictionalized account of Melville's experiences in the South Pacific
The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville ( Book )
107 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville ( Book )
97 editions published between 1846 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville ( Book )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and French and held by 3,271 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
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville ( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
47 Points*(Moby Dick.)
Billy Budd by Herman Melville ( Book )
71 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete text of the novel and of the unpublished short story Billy Budd, Sailor
Typee by Herman Melville ( Book )
172 editions published between 1846 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,537 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.'
The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville ( Book )
63 editions published between 1857 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,362 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
Israel Potter his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville ( Book )
68 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best known for producing one of the masterworks of American literature, the novel Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also branched out into many other genres of writing over the course of his career. The novella Israel Potter: His Fifty Years in Exile was initially published in serial form in a magazine. It offers a fictionalized account of an American-born man whose remarkable life included time spent as a soldier, sailor, prisoner, spy, laborer, and street peddler
Clarel, a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville ( Book )
41 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shorter novels of Herman Melville by Herman Melville ( Book )
59 editions published between 1928 and 1978 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
Mardi and a voyage thither. With an introd. by H. Bruce Franklin by Herman Melville ( Book )
96 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the extended and annotated edition including an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life. Mardi is Melville's first pure fiction work (while featuring fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details (much like Typee and Omoo) the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Unlike the first two, however, Mardi is highly philosophical and said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter. While not as cohesive or lengthy as Moby-Dick, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes. (from wikipedia.com)
The portable Melville by Herman Melville ( Book )
41 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents stories, poems, journal writings, and letters together with Typee, Billy Budd, and portions of four of Melville's novels. Bibliog
 
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Alternative Names
Herman Melville
Mai-erh-wei-erh, Ho-erh-man, 1819-1891
Melvil, Cherman
Melvil, Cherman, 1819-1891
Melṿil, Herman, 1819-1891
Melvill, German.
Melvill, German, 1819-1891
Melvill, Herman
Melvill, Hermann 1819-1891
Melville, H.
Melville, Herman
Melville, Hermann.
Melville, Hermann, 1819-1891
Melvils, Hermanis, 1819-1891
Melwille, Hermann 1819-1891
Melyil, Herman, 1819-1891
Meville, Herman, 1819-1891
Milfīl, Hirmān, 1819-1891
Tarnmoor, Salvator R.
Tarnmoor, Salvator R., 1819-1891
Tarnmoor, Salvator R. 1819-1891 Pseudonym
Virginian spending July in Vermont, 1819-1891
Мелвилл, Герман, 1819-1891
מלוויל, הרמן
מלוויל, הרמן, 1819־1891
מלויל, הרמן
ملفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ملفيل، هرمن، 1819-1891
ميلفل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ميلفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ميلڤيل، هرمن
هرمان ملفل، 1819-1891
メルヴィル, ハーマン
メルビル
麥爾維爾, 1819-1891
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Spanish (369)
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