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Senior Seminars in Reading: Author Immersion: Herman Melville

Herman Melville


Born 1819, New York City; Died 1891, New York City. Novelist, short story writer.

 Brief bio from The Concise Oxford Comapnion to English Literature

Notable Works:

 Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846)

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847)

Moby-Dick (1851)

Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852)

"Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1835)

"Benito-Cereno" (1855)

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857)

A Preview of Moby Dick

Orson Welles reads from Moby Dick