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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

3,409 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in 51 languages and held by 33,086 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
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Recording )

298 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 4,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
Typee by Herman Melville( Book )

477 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 4,141 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 )

203 editions published between 1857 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,850 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
Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )

195 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,273 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
Pierre; or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( Book )

147 editions published between 1852 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville scholar Hershel Parker has long believed that the psychological stature of Moby-Dick would best be understood in the light of the original, shorter version of Pierre, in his opinion "surely the finest psychological novel anyone had yet written in English." Moby-Dick and the reconstructed Pierre are at last revealed as complexly interlinked companion studies of the moods of thought - the Typee and Omoo of depth psychology. Furthermore, all Melville lovers will be challenged by Maurice Sendak's extraordinary pictures, which constitute a brilliantly provocative interpretation of Melville's study of moral and mental ambiguities
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,810 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
White jacket; or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )

172 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,764 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
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,710 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 )

52 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,688 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 )

73 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through exhaustive study of the manuscript, the editors have evolved the definitive text of Billy Budd, Sailor, which they present here together with extensive notes and commentary
Billy Budd, sailor and other stories by Herman Melville( Book )

116 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,993 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
Piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )

105 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,893 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
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 )

104 editions published between 1849 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Herman Melville's first voyage to England as a sailor
Shorter novels of Herman Melville by Herman Melville( Book )

66 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

121 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 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 )

231 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young sailor is sentenced to be hanged for inadvertently striking and killing for inadvertently striking and killing an officer. He faces death with a blessing for the benevolent captian who is forced to execute him
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )

235 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( Book )

75 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At one time the most popular of Melville's works, Typee was known as a travelogue that idealized and romanticized a mysterious South Sea island for readers in the ruthless, industrial, "civilized" world of the nineteenth century. But Melville's story of Tommo, the Yankee sailor who enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva, is also a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's own Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual. This edition of Typee, which reproduces the definitive text and the complete, never-before-published manuscript reading text, includes invaluable explanatory commentary by John Bryant
Bartleby the scrivener : a story of Wall Street by Herman Melville( Book )

239 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 953 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 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 romancier, essayiste et poète américain

Herman Melville scrittore statunitense

Hermann Melville

Hermans Melvils

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, H. 1819-1891

Melville, Herman

Melville Hermann

Melville Hermann 1819-1891

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Melyil, Herman 1819-1891

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Meville, Herman

Meville, Herman 1819-1891

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

Герман Мелвіл

Герман Мелвілл

Мелвил, Герман 1819-1891

Мелвилл, Герман 1819-1891

Херман Мелвил

Ҳерман Мелвил

Հերման Մելվիլ

הרמן מלוויל

מלוויל, הרמאן

מלוויל, הרמן

מלוויל, הרמן 1819־1891

מלויל, הרמן

מלויל, הרמן 1819-1891

ملفل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ملفيل, هرمان.

ملفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ملفيل، هرمن، 1819-1891

ميلفل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ميلفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ميلفيل، هيرمن، 1819-1891

ميلڤيل، هرمن

هرمان ملفل، 1819-1891

هرمان ملفيل

هرمان ملویل

هرمن ملفيل، 1819-1891

ھێرمێن مێلڤێل

হারমান মেলভিল

ਹਰਮਨ ਮੈਲਵਿਲ

ஏர்மன் மெல்வில்

ഹെർമൻ മെൽവിൽ

เฮอร์แมน เมลวิลล์

ჰერმან მელვილი

메빌, 헤르만 1819-1891

멜빌 1819-1891

멜빌, H. 1819-1891

멜빌, 허만 1819-1891

멜빌, 허맨 1819-1891

멜빌, 허먼 1819-1891

허먼 멜빌

ኸርማን መልቪል

ハーマン・メルヴィル

メルヴィル

メルヴィル, H.

メルヴィル, ハーマン

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 DickTypeeThe confidence-man: his masqueradeOmoo : a narrative of adventures in the South SeasPierre; or, The ambiguitiesTypee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thitherWhite jacket; or, The world in a man-of-warRedburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale