Who is Herman MelvilleHerman 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. 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 considered one of the great American novels.
Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a prosperous merchant whose death in 1832 left the family in dire financial straits. He took to sea in 1839 as a common sailor on a merchant ship and then on the whaler Acushnet, but he ...
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Herman Melville Poems
- Inscription For Graves At Pea Ridge, Arkansas
Let none misgive we died amiss
When here we strove in furious fight:
Furious it was; nathless was this
Better than tranquil plight, ...
- Apathy And Enthusiasm
- The Armies Of The Wilderness
- Battle Of Stone River, Tennessee
A View from Oxford Cloisters.
- The Battle For The Mississipppi
When Israel camped by Migdol hoar, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Herman MelvilleNever 35 Long 31 Fight 29 Deep 26 Heart 23 Sea 22 View 22 Strong 21 Light 21 Battle 21
Herman Melville Quotes
- A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
- He who has never failed somewhere... that man can not be great.
- It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
- There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes the whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Comments about Herman MelvilleDereksmcgrath: here is the lesson plan, ahead of the livestream starting at 11 am edt, about teaching narration in, dialogue in, and adapting herman melville's "benito cereno." watch along at 11 am edt:
Readingnooks: “it better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” ~ herman melville ~ died on this day, in 1891
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Andoe2017: "it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — herman melville
Flweer1231: "it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." — herman melville
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