This profile celebrates the life and works of Herman Melville. All works listed here are in the public domain. This profile is maintained by Wattpad.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, became a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime.
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Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street (1853) Mystery / Thriller
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In "Bartleby, the Scrivener," an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever kno...