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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

Works: 5,935 works in 17,209 publications in 37 languages and 471,568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Naval history  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Study guides  Adventure stories  History 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Slaves  Authors, American 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Lyricist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Performer, Contributor, Illustrator, Composer, Attributed name, Conceptor
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Publications about Herman Melville
Publications by Herman Melville
Publications by Herman Melville, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Herman Melville
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Most widely held works by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
1,980 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 34 languages and held by 35,182 libraries worldwide
A nineteenth-century tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale
Billy Budd by Herman Melville( Book )
409 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 8,293 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
The confidence-man his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )
238 editions published between 1857 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,387 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
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 )
230 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 7,069 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
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
126 editions published between 1846 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,854 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
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Sound Recording )
279 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,969 libraries worldwide
Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )
207 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,940 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
Typee by Herman Melville( Book )
259 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,748 libraries worldwide
The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee - the 'eaters of men.'
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
75 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,492 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
Israel Potter his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )
150 editions published between 1854 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,275 libraries worldwide
The semi-fictionalized retelling of a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, his capture, escape, and adventures, spending most of his life on English soil
Moby Dick, or, The white whale by Herman Melville( Book )
243 editions published between 1851 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,975 libraries worldwide
"Call me Ishmael." So begins Melville's classic novel of Captain Ahab, the Pequod, and the mighty whale, Moby Dick
Omoo; a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )
183 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,908 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
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
147 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,408 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
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 )
117 editions published between 1849 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,221 libraries worldwide
Based on Herman Melville's first voyage to England as a sailor
Selected poems of Herman Melville by Herman Melville( Book )
54 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,172 libraries worldwide
While best known for novels like his monumental Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most comprehensive single-volume collection of his poetry available. It features a large selection from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, along with Melville's own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land; selections from Melville's later books, Timoleon, John Marr and Other Sailors, and Weeds and Wildings; as well as a number of powerful uncollected poems. With a comprehensive introduction to Melville's life and later career as a poet during the Civil War and Gilded Age as well as notes on the poems and suggestions for further reading, this volume will usher in a new appreciation for Melville's poetic gifts
Piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )
100 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,395 libraries worldwide
In this new reprint of the six stories that comprised the 1856 edition of The Piazza Tales, the editors of the acclaimed Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville have used the original magazine versions for five of the six stories in order to present the most accurate texts of these works. Here, in such famous stories as "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles," we find Melville's imagination and style at its best. Of the less well-known tales, the humor in "The Piazza" and "The Lightning-Rod Man," and the gothic horror of "The Bell Tower," command our careful attention as well
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )
65 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,374 libraries worldwide
Billy Budd ia accused of plotting a mutiny by Claggett, Billy kills Claggett and his hanged for murder
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( file )
168 editions published between 1855 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,264 libraries worldwide
A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt
Clarel, a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville( Book )
42 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,935 libraries worldwide
Shorter novels of Herman Melville by Herman Melville( Book )
55 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and held by 1,878 libraries worldwide
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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
Virginian spending July in Vermont 1819-1891
Мелвил, Герман 1819-1891
Мелвилл, Герман 1819-1891
מלוויל, הרמן
מלוויל, הרמן 1819־1891
מלויל, הרמן
מלויל, הרמן 1819-1891
ملفيل, هرمان.
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
麥爾維爾 1819-1891
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