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Herman Melville (1819-1891)

  • Selected Bibliography on Moby-Dick
  • Reading Questions on Moby-Dick
  • Discussion materials on the genres of Moby-Dick
  • Selected Bibliography on Billy Budd
  • Selected Bibliography on "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
  • Reading and Discussion Questions on "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
  • Contemporary views of Melville
  • Try the Moby-Dick crossword puzzle
  • Melville Home Page.

    Selected Works Available Online

    "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (HTML at bartleby.com)
    "Bartleby, the Scrivener" site with links to published essays.
    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (Putnam's, November 1853) (Page images at MOA)
    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (continued; Putnam's, December 1853) (Page images at MOA)

    Benito Cereno (HTML at esp.org)
    Billy Budd, An Inside Narrative
    The Confidence-Man (HTML at Virginia)
    Moby-Dick (1851) HTML at Virginia

    "The Town-Ho's Story," Harper's, (October 1851) (Chapter 54 of Moby-Dick) (Page images at MOA) 
    The Piazza Tales (HTML at esp.org)
    Israel Potter (Project Gutenberg)
    Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
    "Hawthorne and His Mosses "(New York Literary World, August 17 and 24, 1850)

    "Chattanooga"Harper's, June 1866
    THe Cumberland," Harper's March 1866
    "Gettysburg,"Harper's, July 1866
    "The March to the Sea," Harper's (February 1866)
    "Philip,"Harper's, April 1866
    Poems in HTML format
    Poems from John Marr and Timoleon (The Century, May 1892), with an introductory note on Melville by Arthur Stedman (Page images at MOA) 

    Some Contemporary Views on Melville
    (Page images at MOA; go to the Melville Home Page for more sources)

    "Our Young Authors: Melville" (Putnam's, February 1853)
    ""Are we a Good-Looking People?" (Putnam's, March 1853): "Our poets and authors, Cooper and Irving and Longfellow, Melville and Lovell [sic], are handsome and superior-looking men."
    "Melville's Israel Potter" (Putnam's, May 1855)
    "Our Authors and Authorship: Melville and Curtis" (Putnam's, April 1857)
    "Our Window" [letter from "Toby" of Typee]

    Comments to D. Campbell.