Herman Melville

Herman Melville[lower-alpha 1] (1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891) wis an American novelist, writer o short stories, an poet frae the American Renaissance period. Amang his best-kent works are his magnum opus, Moby-Dick (1851), an Typee (1846), a romantic accoont o his experiences o Polynesie life.

Herman Melville
Herman Melville by Joseph O Eaton.jpg
Herman Melville, 1870. Ile pentin bi Joseph Oriel Eaton.
Born1 August 1819(1819-08-01)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Dee'd28 September 1891(1891-09-28) (aged 72)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
ThriftNovelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet, customs inspector
GenreTravelogue, Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Taw tale
Leeterar muivementRomanticism
SpooseElizabeth Knapp Shaw (b.1822- d.1906) (m. 1847–1891)(his daith)
BairnsMalcolm (1849–1867)
Stanwix (1851–1886)
Elizabeth (1853–1908)
Frances (1855–1938)



  1. Oreeginally spelled "Melvill," efter the daith o Melville's faither in 1832 his mither addit an "e" tae the faimily surname—seemingly at the behest o her son Gansevoort (Parker 1996), 67.


  1. "Paul Auster, The Art of Fiction No. 178"
  2. "Albert Camus cites Melville as one of his key influences in a personal letter to Liselotte Dieckmann printed in the French Review in 1998. Template:Issue
  3. "William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction No. 12"
  4. "Studies in Classic American Literature"(1923)
  5. Woodward, Richard B. (April 19, 1992). "Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction ". The New York Times.
  6. Ken Mills (Director) (July 21, 2009). The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics (Documentary). Mills James Productions.