Who is Herman Melville

Herman Melville[a] (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 Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).

Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant who dealt in French dry goods and his wife. Years as a common sailor from 1839 to 1844 were the basis of his early writings. His first book was Typee (1846), a highly romanticized account of his life among Polynesians. It became such a best-seller that he wrote the sequel Omoo (1847). These successes gave him the financial basis to marry Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of a prominent Boston family, but the success prove...
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  • Gtanarmyserg1: "it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — herman melville tanroncal westayforever
  • Aaronzomback: the confidence-man by herman melville remains as relevant as ever. it is quintessential american literature. thanks for the recommendation years ago eugene costa.
  • Kellyfd2: "it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -herman melville fridaily diana
  • W_tripsolution: “it is not down in any map; true places never are.” – herman melville
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