About the Author:
Herman Melville (author)

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-Born in New York City August 1, 1819
-Third child Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melville
-Was affected by scarlet fever, which had permanently affected his eyesight
-Attended Columbia Grammar Preparatory School in Manhattan
-Became a cabin boy in a New York Ship bound for liverpool
-Married Elizabeth Shaw on August 4, 1847
-Died in New York City September 28, 1891


-Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846)
-Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (1847)
-Mardi: And a Voyage Thither (1849)
-Redburn: His First Voyage (1849)
-White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War (1850)
-Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (1851)
-Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852)
-Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Excile (1856)
-The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857)
-Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative (1924)
Herman Melville made many poems and shortstories such as The Lightining-Rod Man and
Battle Pieces.