Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

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Herman Melville (b. Aug. 1, 1819, NY, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1891, NY, NY) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to biblical scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.

Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant in French dry goods and his wife. He briefly became a schoolteacher before he took to sea in 1839 as a sailor on a merchant ship. In 1840, he signed aboard the whaler Acushnet for his first whaling voyage but jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. He returned to Boston in 1844 after further adventures. His first book was Typee (1846), a highly romanticized account of his life among Polynesians. It became such a best-seller that he wrote the sequel Omoo (1847). These successes gave him the financial basis to marry Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of a prominent Boston family, but the success proved hard to sustain. His first novel that was not based on his own experiences was Mardi (1849), a sea narrative that develops into a philosophical allegory—but it was not well received. He received warmer reviews for Redburn (1849), a story of life on a merchant ship, and his 1850 description of the harsh life aboard a man-of-war in White-Jacket, but they did not provide financial security.

In August 1850, Melville moved his growing family to Arrowhead, a farm in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he established a profound but short-lived friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne, to whom he dedicated Moby-Dick. This novel was another commercial failure, published to mixed reviews. Melville's career as a popular author effectively ended with the cool reception of Pierre (1852), in part a satirical portrait of the literary culture at the time. His Revolutionary War novel Israel Potter appeared in 1855. From 1853 to 1856, Melville published short fiction in magazines, most notably "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853), "The Encantadas" (1854), and "Benito Cereno" (1855). These and three other stories were collected in 1856 as The Piazza Tales. The Confidence-Man (1857) was the last prose work that he published. He moved to New York to take a position as Customs Inspector and turned to poetry. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) was his poetic reflection on the moral questions of the American Civil War.

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referencedIn Nathaniel Hawthorne collection, 1800-1919 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Flanagan, William, 1923-1969. Bartleby : opera in 4 scenes and prologue ; one setting : based on the story by Herman Melville / music by William Flanagan ; libretto by James Hinton, Jr. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Hallmark Hall of Fame presents Moby Dick, Sunday, May 16, 1954 / by Herman Melville ; adapted for television by Howard Rodman ; devised and directed by Albert McCleery. C/W Mars
referencedIn Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Illustration and correspondence : of Warren Chappell, 1931-1933 and 1965-1977. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf London, Edwin. The iron hand : an oratorio / by Edwin London ; text by Donald Justice ; based on The martyr [by] Melville. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Duyckinck family papers, 1793-1889 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Simon, Jean. Australian researches on Herman Melville [manuscript] translation of an article / by Jean Simon. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Savage, Samuel Hay, 1827-1901. Papers, 1826-1879. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Anderson, Charles Roberts, 1902-1999. Melville's English debut / by Charles Anderson : manuscript, 1939. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. ALS : Pittsfield, Mass., to Dix, Edwards & Co., 1855 Apr. 1. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Duyckinck family. Duyckinck family papers, 1793-1889. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf Roullet, Serge, 1926-.... Benito Cereno / Serge Roullet, scénario, réal. ; d'après une nouvelle d'Herman Melville ; Ruy Guerra, Georges Selmark, Temour Diop... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Certificate of election as Tribuno Superiore in the Legione Calabro-Meridionale of the Falange Sacra issued to citizen Eugenio Panizza; May, 1865. Ital. Signed, and partly written, by Giuseppe Mazzini, the..., 1616-1936 British Library
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referencedIn Maury, W. F. Oversize documents collection, 1842-1990. Nantucket Hist Association
referencedIn Hawthorne family. Hawthorne family papers, 1825-1929. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sweeney, Gerard M. Melville's use of classical mythology, by Gerard M. Sweeney. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Inge, M. Thomas. Book manuscripts, 1978-1989. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988. Note by Jay Leyda [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. ALS : New York, N.Y., to Sophia Van Matre, Cincinnati, 1863 Dec. 10. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Boyd, Crosby Noyes, 1903-. Crosby Noyes Boyd autograph collection, 1791-1908. Library of Congress
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referencedIn LITERATURE: HERMAN MELVILLE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: BARTLE BY THE SCRIVENER BY HERMAN MELVILLE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Clark, William S. (William Sanders). Moby Dick papers, 1984-1991. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Haskins, Robert J. (Robert James), 1937-. The bell tower : a music drama / by Allen John Koppenhaver and Robert James Haskins ; based on the story by Herman Melville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sealts, Merton M. Herman Melville's reading in ancient philosophy / Merton M. Sealts. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Henry Nash Smith Papers, 1927-1986 Bancroft Library
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creatorOf Roddam, Franc, 1946-.... Moby Dick [Multimédia multisupport] / Franc Roddam, réal., scénario ; basé sur l'oeuvre d'Herman Melville ; Anton Diether, scénario ; Patrick Stewart, Henry Thomas, Ted Levine... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Symphony 2 : Billy ascends / Robert Evett. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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referencedIn ALEXANDER LEGGE PLUS HERMAN MELVILLE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. [Letter] 1853 Dec. 14 Pittsfield, [Mass., to] E.L. Welles / Herman Melville. Dartmouth College Library
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creatorOf OAC Review Index. Dept. of English / O.J. Stevenson, OAC Review, v.44, no.7, Mar. 1932, p.454-459. University of Guelph
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referencedIn AMERICA'S LITERARY HERITAGE #49: HERMAN MELVILLE - BILLY BUDD United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn Sidney Bartlett correspondence, 1824-1855 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Cowen, Wilson Walker, 1934-1987. Melville's marginalia [manuscript], 1965. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Coney Island House. Hotel register, 1848-1852. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Illustrations, 1983-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne [manuscript] 1659-1963 (bulk 1839-1864). Clifton Waller Barrett Library
referencedIn Posters Advertising U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Stamps, 1977 - 1991 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Sealts, Merton M. Herman Melville papers of Merton M. Sealts assembled 1935 to date. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Freeman, John. Letter, 1926 October 27 : London, to Walter E. Peck, Pullman, Washington. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Roullet, Serge, 1926-.... Benito Cereno / Serge Roullet, scénario, réal. ; d'après une nouvelle d'Herman Melville ; Ruy Guerra, Georges Selmark, Temour Diop... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Fuller, Charles. A soldier's play : a new play / by Charles Fuller. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn MOBY DICK United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn Windham, Lisa L. The battlefield of deconstruction : contemporary interpretive strategies and the Civil War poetry of Melville and Whitman / Lisa L. Windham. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
creatorOf Erskine, Albert Russell, 1911-. Papers : of Albert Russell Erskine, 1927-1981. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Olson, Charles, 1910-1970. The fiery hunt : a dance-play / by Charles Olson for Erick Hawkins. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Distinguished American Series [Ralph Bunche, Frank Lloyd Wright, Herman Melville, Edgar Alan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather] [English] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Papers of Henry A. Murray, 1925-1988 Harvard University Archives.
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referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Morewood family. Papers, 1827-1976. Berkshire County Historical Society
creatorOf Hanson, Henry. "Moby Dick;" a play ... Adapted from the novel of the same name by Herman Melville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers and designs, 1899-1952. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Vertical File on Melville, Herman, 1818-91. Central Lakes College
referencedIn Jay Leyda Papers, 1925-1956 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn American Gothic: Hawthorne and Melville United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Vincent, Howard Paton, 1904-. Howard P. Vincent papers, 1921-1985. Kent State University
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Maritime Commission. 1917 - 1950. Sound Recordings Relating to U.S. Maritime Activities. 1950 - 1950. Herman Melville
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Flanagan, William, 1923-1969. Time's long ago / [William Flanagan ; words by Herman Melville]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf De Costa, Leon, 1885-1964. Moby Dick : a music-drama in 3 acts / by Leon de Costa. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Open Circle Theatre Archives. Moby Dick / adapted from novel by Herman Melville by Peter Terson ; directed by (?), 1978 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Evett, Robert, 1922-1975. Billy in the darbies / [Robert Evett]. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967. [Moby Dick illustrations] [picture] / B.S. Haverford College Library
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creatorOf De Costa, Leon, 1885-1964. Moby Dick : act III / Leon de Costa. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Epstein, Solomon Charles. Moby Dick : an opera-oratorio in three acts / Solomon Epstein, composer ; Joyce Sparer Adler and Solomon Epstein, co-libretticists ; adapted from the novel by Herman Melville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Smith, Russell, 1927-. Shiloh : a requiem (April 1862) / [music by] Russell Smith ; [words by] Herman Melville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn MS Mus. 274. GIORGIO FEDERICO GHEDINI (b.1892, d.1965): ‘Concerto dell’albatro, per violino, violoncello e Pianoforte e orchestra e recitante’ (words from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, in the Italian translation by Cesare Pavese); 1945. Autograph full..., 1945 British Library
creatorOf Adler, Joyce. Benito Cereno, or, The oracle near Tierra del Fuego : libretto / Joyce Sparer Adler. C/W Mars
creatorOf Wilson, Gil, 1907-. The white whale : a spoken drama with music for cinema as well as stage / [Gil Wilson]. Indiana University
creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Letter : Pittsfield, Mass., to G. P. Putnam, New York, 1854 Nov. 3. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Harper & Brothers. Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Autograph letters signed (7) : Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Harper & Brothers, 1853 Nov. 24-1854 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mccann, Nancy. Melville's knights : the chivalric quest in "Moby-Dick"/ Nancy Mccann. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXXII ( ff. vi + 372 ). 10 Feb. 1849 -10 Feb. 1854 ( a printed catalogue, Sept. 1852, inserted at ff. ii -vi ).includes:f. 30b Herman Melville, American author: Agreements with, and receipt to R. Bentley: 1849, 1851.: Signed. British Library
creatorOf Bradbury, Ray, 1920-. Moby Dick : screenplay, 1956, January 27. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Roddam, Franc, 1946-.... Moby Dick [Multimédia multisupport] / Franc Roddam, réal., scénario ; basé sur l'oeuvre d'Herman Melville ; Anton Diether, scénario ; Patrick Stewart, Henry Thomas, Ted Levine... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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creatorOf Ratliff, Phillip. The Lee shore : for baritone and seven players / Phillip Ratliff ; text by Herman Melville. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
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creatorOf Hall, Jeffrey. A song from Ahab / [music by] Jeffrey Hall ; text by Herman Melville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York NY US
New York NY US
Subject
Manuscripts, American
Presidents--Election--1844
Ocean travel
Publishers and Publishing
Wine--commerce
American poetry--19th century
Voyages and travels
American literature--19th century
Copyright--Royalties
Authors and publishers
Television scripts
Occupation
Novelists
Customs inspectors
Lecturers
Poets
Teachers
Sailors
Publisher
Authors
Function

Person

Birth 1819-08-01

Death 1891-09-28

Americans

English

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