Herman Melville

e-books in Herman Melville category

Book cover: Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of ExileIsrael Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
by - G. Routledge ,
A novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter's fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, crying 'Old Chairs to Mend', Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes ...
Book cover: Omoo: Adventures in the South SeasOmoo: Adventures in the South Seas
by - Harper & Brothers ,
A sequel to Melville's first South Sea narrative Typee. 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 the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti.
Book cover: TypeeTypee
by - L. C. Page and Co. ,
Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is based on the author's actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in 1842, and is liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction from other books.

Book cover: The Confidence-Man: His MasqueradeThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade
by - Dix, Edwards & Co. ,
Onboard the Fidele, a steamboat floating down the Mississippi to New Orleans, a confidence man sets out to defraud his fellow passengers. In quick succession he assumes numerous guises - from a legless beggar to a collector for charitable causes.
Book cover: Redburn: His First VoyageRedburn: His First Voyage
by - Harper & Brothers ,
Widely believed to be among Melville's most popular works, the book follows the young Wellingborough Redburn on his first journey at sea. A boy on the verge of manhood, Redburn's decision to become a sailor is at odds with his gentle upbringing.
Book cover: Moby DickMoby Dick
by - Project Gutenberg ,
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. More than just the tale of a voyage, the story passionately probes man's soul.