Herman Melville

American writer and poet (1819–1891)

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. He is best known for writing Moby-Dick.[1]

Herman Melville
Photograph of Herman Melville
Photograph of Herman Melville
Born(1819-08-01)August 1, 1819
New York City, New York, United States
DiedSeptember 28, 1891(1891-09-28) (aged 72)
New York City, New York
Occupationnovelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet
Genretravelogue, Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Tall tale
Literary movementRomanticism, Dark Romanticism, and Skepticism; precursor to Modernism, precursor to absurdism and existentialism

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  1. "Herman Melville | Books, Facts, & Biography". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-09-11.