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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Stories by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851) by HermanMelville
Moby-Dick; Or, the Whale (1851) #340 in Classics
"Moby-Dick" tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out M...
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street (1853) by HermanMelville
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street (1853) Mystery / Thriller
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...