The Life and Works of Herman Melville The Life and Works of Herman Melville The Life and Works of Herman Melville is a publication dedicated to disseminating information about Herman Melville on the Internet and the World Wide Web Another valuable Internet resource is Ishmail, an electronic mailing list devoted to the discussion of Melville, his works, and other related subjects. Moby Dick Marathon Fifth annual nonstop reading Moby Dick Herman Melville Herman Melville was born in August , , in New York City, the son of a merchant Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in Moby Dick Herman Melville Publishing History First British edition entitled The Whale , expurgated to avoid offending delicate political and moral sensibilities, published in three volumes on October , by Richard Bentley, London.First American edition published November , by Harper Brothers, New York As letters to Richard Henry Dana and Richard Bentley attest, Melville was far along on a new book by Moby Dick Kindle edition by Herman Melville Literature Moby Dick, the Third Norton Critical Edition edited by Hershel Parker, the foremost Melville scholar, is a leviathan of a Melvillean treat and brings Melville into the st century. Herman Melville Poet, Author Biography Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick and several other sea adventure novels, before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Moby Dick Or, The Whale by Herman Melville Free Ebook Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Moby Dick Moby Dick or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman Melville.The book is sailor Ishmael s narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the ship s previous voyage bit off Ahab s leg at the knee.A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work s genre classifications range Herman Melville Books, Facts, Biography Britannica Herman Melville, born August , , New York City died September , , New York City , American novelist, short story writer, and poet, best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick .