Born 1819, New York City; Died 1891, New York City. Novelist, short story writer.
Brief bio from The Concise Oxford Comapnion to English Literature
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846)
Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847)
Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852)
"Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1835)
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857)