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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Herman Melville (1819–1891)

Melville, Herman. A noted American writer of travel and adventure; born at New York, Aug. 1, 1819; died there, Sept. 28, 1891. Going to sea as a cabin-boy, he spent a number of years in travel. His most famous books were ‘Typee’ (1846), and ‘Omoo’ (1847), narrating his adventures in the Marquesas Islands; others were ‘White Jacket’ (1850), ‘Moby Dick’ (1851), and a number of other stories, and three volumes of poems. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).