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Herman Melville, a biography

Leon Howard

Herman Melville, a biography

by Leon Howard

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 354 p.
    Number of Pages354
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14622809M

    Herman Melville was born on the first of August in in New York City, the third of eight children of Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill. His ancestors included several Scottish and Dutch settlers of New York, as well as a number of prominent leaders in the American Revolution.   Herman Melville seems to have got the idea to write a novel about a mad hunt for a fearsome whale during an ocean voyage, but he wrote most of “Moby-Dick” on land, in a valley, on a farm, in a Author: Jill Lepore.

      Hershel Parker, H. Fletcher Brown Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware, is co-editor with Harrison Hayford of the landmark Norton Critical Edition of Moby-Dick( and ) and Associate General Editor of The Writings of Herman previous publications include Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons and Reading "Billy Budd." He is also editor of an edition of Melville /5(3). Melville’s manuscripts are currently housed in the Harvard collection. A Melville Timeline. Herman Melville is born in New York City on August 1, the third child and second son of Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill. The Melvill family moves to Albany. Allan Melvill dies.

    Get this from a library! Herman Melville: a biography. [Milton Meltzer] -- Biography of the writer of Moby-Dick and Typee. Herman Melville was born on August 1, After his father's death, Melville attempted to support his family by working various jobs, from banking to teaching school. It was his adventures as a seaman in that inspired Melville to write. On one voyage, he was captured and held for several months.


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Herman Melville was born in New York City in He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning inhis experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee () and Omoo ().

Subsequent books, including his masterpiece Moby-Dick (), sold poorly, and by the s Melville had turned to :   Herman Melville, is the first of a two-volume project constituting the fullest biography of Melville ever published/5(6). Herman Melville, (born A biography book 1,New York City—died SeptemNew York City), American novelist, short-story writer, and poet, best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick ().

Herman Melville, for all the exotic adventures of his youth, was a complex, troubled man as his life went on. One can only have great sympathy for his wife and children, who both loved him and feared his darker moods/5(9).

The first volume of Hershel Parker's definitive biography of Herman Melville--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--closed on a mid-November day in /5. My, but Herman Melville travelled a lot. Not only on whaling and U.S. navy ships, but also within the U.S. and trips to Europe and the Middle East (Egypt, Turkey, and present-day Israel).

I found the travelogue portions of the book the most interesting/5. Hershel Parker published his two-volume Herman Melville: A Biography, in andbased on extensive original research and his involvement as editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Melville ry movement: Romanticism.

Herman Melville Biography - In addition to writing many sea novels, Herman Melville is the best known author of the highly acclaimed American novel, Moby Dick (). It is quite. Not until the early 20th century was Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick first recognized as a literary masterpiece and touted as a cornerstone of modern American literature.

Herman Melville Biography Herman Melville was an acclaimed American novelist and poet, best known for his novel ‘Moby-Dick’. Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, life, works, achievements and timeline. Herman Melville, is the first of a two-volume project constituting the fullest biography of Melville ever published.

Hershel Parker, co-editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of The Writings of Herman Melville, reveals with extraordinary precision the twisted turmoil of 3/5(4). ABOUT THE BOOK After being employed at a variety of odd jobs, none of which provided any lucrative or meaningful work, Herman Melville boarded the whaling ship, Acushnet, in The ship sailed out of Fairhaven, Massachusetts and headed for the.

Herman Melville, best known for his legendary whaling novel Moby Dick, is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is one of the brightest names of the American Renaissance epoch.

His works were inspired by his many trips and whaling voyages to the sea as a green hand and from the perception of a young sailor. They also talked about the rapidly changing American. Herman Melville's biography and life Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.

He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary. Herman Melville, is the first of a two-volume project constituting the fullest biography of Melville ever published.

Hershel Parker, co-editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of The Writings of Herman Melville, reveals with extraordinary precision the twisted turmoil of Melville's life, Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity Association of American Publishers PROSE Award (volume 2), Concealing his disappointment at the book’s reception, Melville quickly wrote Redburn () and White-Jacket () in the manner expected of him.

In October Melville sailed to England to resolve his London publisher’s doubts about White-Jacket. He also visited the Continent, kept a. Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 2, chronicles Melville's life in rich detail, from this ecstatic moment to his death, in obscurity, forty years later.4/5(1).

Though better known for his fiction, Herman Melville was also a poet. He published the poetry collection Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War in after being emotionally moved by the Civil War. This site contains Melville's biography, plus texts.

Herman Melville ( – ) Herman Melville was an American writer of novels, short stories and poems. He is best known for the novel Moby-Dick and a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, whaling novel, Moby-Dick is often spoken of as ‘the great American novel’ ’vying with Scott Fitgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn for.

Herman Melville was born on August 1, as the third child of Maria Gansevoort and Allan Melvill, descendants of Albany Dutch and American revolutionary families, respectively.

While they’re relations were lustrous, the family struggled to adapt to changing economic conditions following the War of HERMAN MELVILLE: A Biography, Volume 2, – Buy this book Such perseverance and painstaking historical detail surely make this biography the last word on Melville, at least for now.Herman Melville was born 1 August in New York City, the third of the eight children of Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill.

(Maria added the "e" to the family's last name after Allan died.) Herman was born into a prominent clan whose ancestors had participated in nearly every major event in American history, from the Boston Tea Party to the.