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Herman Melville books: Remembering the author of 'Moby Dick'
Herman Melville - Wikipedia
Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick , Typee , a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia , and Billy Budd, Sailor , a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in was the starting point of a Melville revival and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a prosperous merchant whose death in left the family in financial straits. He took to sea in as a common sailor on a merchant ship and then on the whaler Acushnet but he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Typee , his first book, and its sequel, Omoo , were travel-adventures based on his encounters with the peoples of the island.
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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
Google today honors Herman Melville books, such as his novel 'Moby Dick,' which was published years ago today. October 18, The Google homepage today depicts a white whale, a choppy sea, and a skiff captained by a one-legged harpooner. The doodle, of course, is an homage to " Moby Dick ," which was first published years ago, by Herman Melville. So who was Melville, exactly?
Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville , first published in London in , and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee , also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva , the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti , after which there is a mutiny and a third of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. In , the novel was adapted into the exploitation film Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God.
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