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Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick; Typee, a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia; and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the 1919 centennial of his birth was the starting point of a Melville revival, and Moby-Dick grew to be... Read More

BornHerman Melvill
August 1, 1819
New York City, U.S.
DiedSeptember 28, 1891 (aged 72)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet, customs inspector
GenresTravelogue, captivity narrative, nautical fiction, gothic romanticism, allegory, tall tale

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