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People/Characters: Herman Melville

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After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick by Clark Davis
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age by Hubert L. Dreyfus
American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever
American Heralds of the Spirit: Emerson, Whitman, and Melville by John Fentress Gardner
The American Novel and Its Tradition by Richard Chase
American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman by F. O. Matthiessen
American Writers at Home by J. D. McClatchy
Another Time by W. H. Auden
The Apocalypse Ark: Book Three of the Book of Cross by Peter Roman
The Art of Reading by Joseph Luzzi
Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville by David S. Reynolds
The Book of Lost Books: An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read by Stuart Kelly
Books and You by W. Somerset Maugham
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
Call Me Ishmael by Charles Olson
The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville by Robert S. Levine
The Civil War World of Herman Melville by Stanton Garner
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Classic Americans; a study of eminent American writers from Irving to Whitman, with an introductory survey of the colonial background of our national literature by Henry Seidel Canby
The Classics Reclassified: In Which Certain Famous Books are Not So Much Digested as Indigested, Together with Mercifully Brief Biographies of Their Authors, a Few Unnecessary Footnotes, and Questions Which It Might Be Helpful Not to Answer by Richard Armour
A Common Life: Four Generations of American Literary Friendships & Influence by David Laskin
The Consolations of Space: The Place of Romance in Hawthorne, Melville, and James by Pamela Schirmeister
Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville by Robert S. Levine
Critical Companion to Herman Melville: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work by Carl Rollyson
A critical guide to Herman Melville;: Abstracts of forty years of criticism by James K. Bowen
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
The example of Melville (The Norton library) by Warner Berthoff
Faking It by William Ian Miller
The First Time I Met Frank O'Hara: Reading Gay American Writers by Rick Whitaker
Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds by Harold Bloom
Genoa: A Telling of Wonders by Paul Metcalf
God and the American Writer by Alfred Kazin
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicketmentioned
Guide to Herman Melville by Howard P. Vincent
Hawthorne's Secret: An Untold Tale by Philip Young
Hawthorne: A Life by Brenda Wineapple
Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford
Herman Melville by A. Robert Lee
Herman Melville by A. R. Humphreys
Herman Melville by Elizabeth Hardwick
Herman Melville by Newton Arvin
Herman Melville (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) by Harold Bloom
Herman Melville (Classic American Writers) by Rebecca Stefoff
Herman Melville (U.S.Authors) by Tyrus Hillway
Herman Melville A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work by Carl E. Rollyson
A Herman Melville Encyclopedia: by Robert L. Gale
Herman Melville's Religious Journey by Walter Donald Kring
Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Benito Cereno, Bartleby the Scrivener, and Other Tales (Modern Critical Interpretations) by Harold Bloom
Herman Melville's Moby Dick (Bloom's Notes) by Harold Bloom
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick [Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations] by Harold Bloom
Herman Melville's picture gallery : sources and types of the "pictorial" chapters of Moby-Dick by Stuart M. Frank
Herman Melville: A Biography (Volume 1, 1819-1851) by Hershel Parker
Herman Melville: A Biography. by Leon Howard
Herman Melville: A Biography: Volume 2, 1851-1891 by Hershel Parker
Herman Melville: A Collection of Critical Essays (New Century Views) by Myra Jehlen
Herman Melville: A Critical Study by Richard Volney Chase
Herman Melville: Between Charlemagne And the Antemosaic Cosmic Man: Race, Class And the Crisis of Bourgeois Ideology in an American Renaissance Writer by Loren Goldner
Herman Melville: Cycle and Epicycle by Eleanor Melville Metcalf
Herman Melville: Moby-Dick by Nick Selby
Herman Melville: the tragic vision, and the heroic ideal by Stanley Geist
Hermann Melville by Pierre Frédérix
Hero, Captain, and Stranger: Male Friendship, Social Critique, and Literary Form in the Sea Novels of Herman Melville by Robert K. Martin
A Historical Guide to Herman Melville (Historical Guides to American Authors) by Giles Gunn
In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale by Tim Severin
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon by Joan Druett
The Inmost Leaf: Essays on American and European Writers by Alfred Kazin
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy by Evan Thomas
Later bloomers : 35 folks over age 35 who found their passion and purpose by Debra Eve
The limits of metaphor; a study of Melville, Conrad, and Faulkner
Literary Genius: 25 Classic Writers Who Define English & American Literature by Joseph Epstein
Literature, Class, and Culture: An Anthology by Paul Lauter
The Long Encounter: Self and Experience in the Writings of Herman Melville by Merlin Bowen
Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In by C. L. R. James
Melville by John Freeman
Melville and His World (A Studio book) by Gay Wilson Allen
Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative by Hershel Parker
Melville in the South Pacific by Henry Beetle Hough
Melville in the South Seas by Charles Roberts Anderson
The Melville log; a documentary life of Herman Melville, 1819-1891 by Jay Leyda
Melville's early life and Redburn by William H. Gilman
Melville's Quarrel with God by Lawrance Thompson
Melville's Anatomies by Samuel Otter
Melville's Monumental Imagination (Studies in Major Literary Authors) by Ian S. Maloney
Melville's Thematics of Form: The Great Art of Telling the Truth by Edgar A. Dryden
Melville's vision of America : a new interpretation of Moby Dick by John Fentress Gardner
Melville, his world and work by Andrew Delbanco
Melville: A Biography by Laurie Robertson-Lorant
Melville: A Biography by Edwin Haviland Miller
Melville: a collection of critical essays by Richard Volney Chase
Melville: the ironic diagram by John D Seelye
Melville: The Making of the Poet by Hershel Parker
The Merrill studies in Moby-Dick, (Charles E. Merrill program in American literature) by Howard Paton Vincent
Moby-Dick As Doubloon; Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970. by Hershel Parker
Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis by Cesare Casarino
The Night Inspector by Frederick Busch
The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes by Donald Hall
The Passages of H.M. by Jay Parini
Paul Bunyan, last of the frontier demigods by Daniel Hoffman
The power of blackness: Hawthorne, Poe, Melville by Harry Levin
The Raven and the Whale: Poe, Melville, and the New York Literary Scene by Perry Miller
A Reader's Guide to Herman Melville by James Edwin Miller
Readings on Billy Budd by Laura Marvel
Readings on Herman Melville by Bonnie Szumski
The Recognition of Herman Melville: Selected Criticism Since 1846 by Hershel Parker
Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Science fiction handbook, revised by L. Sprague de Camp
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers by John J. Ross
Short Fiction: Classic and Contemporary by Charles H. Bohner
The Sign of the Cannibal: Melville and the Making of a Postcolonial Reader (New Americanists) by Geoffrey Sanborn
The spirit above the dust : a study of Herman Melville by Ronald Mason
Subversive Genealogy: The Politics and Art of Herman Melville by Michael Paul Rogin
The Tailoring of Melville's White-Jacket by Howard Paton Vincent
Ten Novels and Their Authors by W. Somerset Maugham
The Times of Melville and Whitman by Van Wyck Brooks
The Trying-Out of Moby-Dick by Howard Paton Vincent
Twentieth century interpretations of Billy Budd; a collection of critical essays by Howard Paton Vincent
Twentieth Century Interpretations of Moby-Dick: A Collection of Critical Essays (A Spectrum Book) by Michael T. Gilmore
Voices of Despair: Four Motifs in American Literature by Edward Stone
The Wake of Gods: Melville's Mythology by H. Bruce Franklin
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare
Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer by Roseanne Montillo
Windows on Melville by John D. Reeves
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase

Character description

Herman Melville[a] (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last 30 years

Melville's death from cardiovascular disease in 1891 subdued a reviving interest in his work. The 1919 centennial of his birth became the starting point of the "Melville Revival." Critics discovered his work, scholars explored his life; his major novels and stories have come to be considered world classics, and his poetry has gradually gained respect.

Herman Melville in Wikipedia

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