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Herman Melville

  • Billy Budd is about the life of a young sailor. The young sailor has an innocent look on life that is envied by many. It is a tale of the good and evil of men; of the adventures and trials he had on board the ship. This is an enjoyable novel for all ages.

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2003
  • Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2003
  • Billy Budd, Sailor and Bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history. Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories in a beautifully redesigned collection that represents the best short work of an American master.As Warner Berthoff writes in his introduction to this volume, "It is hard to think of a...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • Melville?s continuing adventures in the South Seas Following the commercial and critical success of Typee , Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo . Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Billy Budd, Sailor has been called the best short novel...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2014
  • The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms,...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Moby Dick is an exciting story about Captain Ahab's compelling obsession to get his revenge and...

    Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
    published : 2010
  • "Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dream self, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life." - D.H. Lawrence. Here are ten stories that represent some of the best short work of American master Herman Melville, including "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • "Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dream self, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life." - D.H. Lawrence. Here are ten stories that represent some of the best short work of American master Herman Melville, including "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas is the sequel to Melville's Typee , both fictional yet highly autobiographical. The narrator ships on a whaling vessel to Tahiti, where the crew mutinies and are imprisoned. The narrative is full of his observations of the Tahitian customs and way of life. Omoo is based on Melville's experiences in the Society...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009