Herman Melville Books

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Bartleby El Escribiente

  [spanish | 1853]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Narra la historia un abogado de nombre desconocido que tiene su oficina en Wall Street Nueva York quien segn sus propias palabras en la tranquilidad de un cmodo retiro trabaja cmodamente con los ttulos de propiedad de los hombres ricos con hipotecas y obligaciones. Tiene tres empleados con los apodos de Turkey (Pavo) Nippers (Tenazas) y Ginger Nut (Nuez de jengibre) a los cuales describe en la ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 218

Bartleby The Scrivener

  [english | 1856]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [The narrator an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages title deeds and bonds relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known.The narrator already employs two scriveners Nippers and Turkey. Nippers suffers from chronic indigestion and Turkey is a drunk but the office survives because in the mornings Turkey is sober even though Nippers is ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 373

Battle Pieces And Aspects Of The War

  [english | 1866]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Herman Melville (August 1 1819 - September 28 1891) was an American novelist short story writer essayist and poet whose work is often classified as part of the genre of dark romanticism. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumous novella Billy Budd. His first three books gained much attention the first becoming a bestseller but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 341

Benito Cereno

  [spanish | 1855]  

Herman Melville


Excerpts: [... encontrarse un solo barco, era costumbre entre marineros pac'ificos de todas las naciones. Considerando la soledad y el desamparo del lugar, y la clase ...... como si, por el hecho de estar ellos forzados a vivir de pan negro, consideraran equitativo que toda persona que se les acercase estuviera ...... o m'as bien en un ca~n'on cargado, que no tiene nada que decir hasta que ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 291

Billy Budd

  [english | 1886]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Billy Budd Herman Melville by Herman Melville. IN THE time before steamships or then more frequently than now a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners man-of-war s men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty. In certain instances they would flank or like a body-guard quite surround some ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | nautical | gaylesbianDownloads: 151

I And My Chimney

  [english | ]  

Herman Melville


Excerpts: [... I and My Chimney, by Herman Melville #4 in our series by Herman Melville. Title: I and My Chimney. Author: Herman Melville. July, 2001 [Etext ...... has its separate flue-separate throughout, from hearth to chimney-top. At least such an arrangement is deemed desirable. Does not this look egotistical, ...... both of us. The frame of the old house is of wood-which but the more sets ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 287

Israel Potter

  [english | 1851]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Herman Melville (August 1 1819 - September 28 1891) was an American novelist short story writer essayist and poet whose work is often classified as part of the genre of dark romanticism. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumous novella Billy Budd. His first three books gained much attention the first becoming a bestseller but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 136

John Marr And Other Poems

  [english | ]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Herman Melville (August 1 1819 - September 28 1891) was an American novelist short story writer essayist and poet whose work is often classified as part of the genre of dark romanticism. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumous novella Billy Budd. His first three books gained much attention the first becoming a bestseller but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 48

Moby Dick

  [english | 1851]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale Moby-Dick a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 177

Redburn

  [english | 1849]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York with only one dream - to run away to sea. However when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy is far harsher than he ever imagined. Mocked by the crew on board the Highlander for his weakness and bullied by the vicious and merciless sailor Jackson Wellington must struggle to endure the ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 88

The Piazza Tales

  [english | 1856]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-329).]
Genres: [short story collectionDownloads: 393

Typee

  [english | 1846]  

Herman Melville


Summary: [Based on Melvilles actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands this work was extremely popular and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melvilles fellow castaway Richard Greene. While the book is based on fact Typee is properly considered a work of fiction: the three week stay on which the author based his story is ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 125