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Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851); Typee (1846), 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 1919 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 1832 left the family in dire financial straits. He took to sea in 1839 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 (1847), were travel-adventures based on his encounters with the peoples of the island. Their success gave him the financial security to marry Elizabeth Shaw, the daughter of the Boston jurist Lemuel Shaw. Mardi (1849), a romance-adventure and his first book not based on his own experience, was not well received. Redburn (1849) and White-Jacket (1850), both tales based on his experience as a well-born young man at sea, were given respectable reviews, but did not sell well enough to support his expanding family. Melville's growing literary ambition showed in Moby-Dick (1851), which took nearly a year and a half to write, but it did not find an audience and critics scorned his psychological novel Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852). From 1853 to 1856, Melville published short fiction in magazines, including "Benito Cereno" and "Bartleby, the Scrivener". In 1857, he traveled to England, toured the Near East, and published his last work of prose, The Confidence-Man (1857). He moved to New York in 1863, eventually taking a position as United States customs inspector. From that point, Melville focused his creative powers on poetry. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) was his poetic reflection on the moral questions of the American Civil War. In 1867, his eldest child Malcolm died at home from a self-inflicted gunshot. Melville's metaphysical epic Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land was published in 1876. In 1886, his other son Stanwix died of apparent tuberculosis, and Melville retired. During his last years, he privately published two volumes of poetry, and left one volume unpublished. The novella Billy Budd was left unfinished at his death, but was published posthumously in 1924. Melville died from cardiovascular disease in 1891. Biography Family and early life Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, to Allan Melvill (1782–1832) and Maria (Gansevoort) Melvill (1791–1872). Herman was the third of eight children in a family of Scottish and Dutch heredity and background. His siblings, who played important roles in his career as well as in his emotional life, were Gansevoort (1815–1846); Helen Maria (1817–1888); Augusta (1821–1876); Allan (1823–1872); Catherine (1825–1905); Frances Priscilla (1827–1885); and Thomas (1830–1884), who eventually became a governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor. Part of a well-established and colorful Boston family, Allan Melvill spent much time out of New York and in Europe as a commission merchant and an importer of French dry goods. Both of Melville's grandfathers were heroes of the Revolutionary War, and Melville found satisfaction in his "double revolutionary descent". Major Thomas Melvill (1751–1832) had taken part in the Boston Tea Party, and his maternal grandfather, General Peter Gansevoort (1749–1812), was famous for having commanded the defense of Fort Stanwix in New York in 1777. Major Melvill sent his son Allan (Herman's father) to France instead of college at the turn of the 19th century, where he spent two years in Paris and learned to speak and write French fluently. In 1814, Allan, who subscribed to his father's Unitarianism, married Maria Gansevoort, who was committed to the more strict and biblically oriented Dutch Reformed version of the Calvinist creed of her family. This more severe Protestantism of the Gansevoorts' tradition ensured she was well versed in the Bible, both in English as well as in Dutch, the language she had grown up speaking with her parents.On August 19, almost three weeks after his birth, Herman Melville was baptized at home by a minister of the South Reformed Dutch Church. During the 1820s, Melville lived a privileged, opulent life in a household with three or more servants at a time. At four-year intervals, the family would move to more spacious and elegant quarters, finally settling on Broadway in 1828. Allan Melvill lived beyond his means and on large sums he borrowed from both his father and his wife's widowed mother. Although his wife's opinion of his financial conduct is unknown, biographer Hershel Parker suggests Maria "thought her mother's money was infinite and that she was entitled to much of her portion" while her children were young. How well the parents managed to hide the truth from their children is "impossible to know", according to biographer Andrew Delbanco.In 1830, Maria's family finally lost patience and their support came to a halt, at which point Allan's total debt to both families exceeded $20,000 (equivalent to $486,000 in 2020), showing his lack of financial responsibility. The relative happiness and comfort of Melville's early childhood, biographer Newton Arvin writes, depended not so much on Allan's wealth, or his lack of fiscal prudence, as on the "exceptionally tender and affectionate spirit in all the family relationships, especially in the immediate circle". Arvin describes Allan as "a man of real sensibility and a particularly warm and loving father," while Maria was "warmly maternal, simple, robust, and affectionately devoted to her husband and her brood". Education and father's death Herman Melville's schooling began when he was five and was interrupted at age 12 by the death of his father. Around the time the Melvills moved to a newly built house at 33 Bleecker Street in Manhattan in 1824, Herman and his older brother Gansevoort were sent to the New York Male High School. In 1826, the year that Herman contracted scarlet fever, Allan Melvill described him as "very backwards in speech & somewhat slow in comprehension" at first, but his development increased its pace and Allan was surprised "that Herman proved the best Speaker in the introductory Department". In 1829, both Gansevoort and Herman were transferred to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, and Herman enrolled in the English Department on September 28. "Herman I think is making more progress than formerly," Allan wrote in May 1830 to Major Melvill, "and without being a bright Scholar, he maintains a respectable standing, and would proceed further, if he could only be induced to study m.... Discover the Herman Melville popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Herman Melville books.

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Complied in this anthology are 15 classic short stories by American literary giant Herman Melville. Most famous for his masterpiece Moby Dick, this collection explores the lesser known short...

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This nineteenth-century classic is at once a thrilling adventure, a timeless allegory, and “the greatest of American novels” (The Atlantic Monthly).   Des...

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. The story t...

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Herman Melville towers among American writers not only for his powerful novels, but also for the stirring novellas and short stories that flowed from his pen. Two of the most admired of thes...

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Moby-Dick; or “The Whale” is a 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is a narration of the sailor Ishmael about the obsessive search for Ahab, the captain...

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Inspired by Melville’s own experiences on the high seas, this classic adventure tale pits two sailors against an island of cannibals After six months of  relentless...

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This book was "in fact, neither literal autobiography nor pure fiction. Melville drew his material from his experiences, from his imagination, and from a variety of travel books when the mem...

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The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans.

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Beginning as a travelogue this adventure story gives way to a romance story, which in its turn gives way to a philosophical quest. It details the traveling of an American sailor who abandon...

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Call me Ishmael. These three famous words begin one of America’s most epic novels, a tale of one obsessed captain, his doomed crew, and an elusive white whale named Moby-Dick. ...

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In the 18th century a young man named Ishmael volunteers to work on-board the Pequod, a whaling ship. Under the command of Captain Ahab the crew pursue Moby Dick, a great white whale, who to...

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Included in this Herman Melville collection are six tales that range considerably – from "The Encantadas" (an allegorical travelogue) to the haunting "Bartleby, the Scrivener". Opening the...

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Herman Melville’s controversial 1855 short story retains its power to move the reader over a century and a half after its publication. The story - which ends with a haunting twist - center...

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Moby Dick

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 PickMelville’s classic tale of obsession and the sea, one of the most important and enduring masterworks of nineteenth-century literature, Mob...

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Pierre; or The Ambiguities is a Fiction Classics Story Book. There are some strange summer mornings in the country, when he who is but a sojourner from the city shall early walk forth into t...

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Billy Budd is a novella begun around 1886 by American author Herman Melville, left unfinished at his death in 1891 and not published for the first time until 1924. The work has...

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It is the novelized tale of a man who really did fight in the American Revolution. A man who lived a life of very real adventure. After fighting in the revolution, he went on to be a part of...

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On the surface, this short story is just some lunatic raving about his chimney, and even taken for face value, it's still kind of interesting. Melville writes with a prose style worthy of hi...

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Benito Cereno

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Don Benito Cereno is a strange fellow: he is the sea-captain of a rather battered-looking ship called San Dominick. He seems to slide in and out of a feverish state, unable to control his cr...

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"Moby-Dick" is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature, one of the great epics in all of literature. The story tells the adventures of wa...

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This book contains the following works: - The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas] - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë] - Dracula [Bram Stoker] - Bleak Hou...

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It is a collection of poems about the Civil War. A handful of trips Melville took before, during, and after the war provide additional angles of vision into the battles, the personalities, a...

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Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scho...

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In his first battle with the great white whale, Captain Ahab lost his leg. Living with the constant reminder of his failure, Ahab gathers a second expedition, with the singular purpose of hu...

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadFirst published in 1851, Herman Melville’s masterpiece is, in Elizabeth H...

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There is a whale in the sea, as white as a ghost, and it haunts the narrator. Sometimes, when afloat in sleep, like a drowned sailor, he swims towards him–a nightmare all in white, jaws ga...

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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. A...

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The classic tale of existential despair A Wall Street lawyer specializing in bonds and mortgages hires a respectable young man to copy legal documents by hand. At first, t...

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Moby-Dick is a novel by Herman Melville, in which an eerily compelling madman is pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more th...

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Herman Melville, known primarily for his epic Moby Dick, also wrote a number of equally incisive, but much shorter stories. This collection contains four of his best: "Bartelby the Sc...

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Redburn: His First Voyage

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Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adve...

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Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, takes us once more to the sea in the tragic, yet triumphant story of Billy Budd. A model merchant seaman, admired by crew and officers alike ...

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Moby-Dick (Abridged)

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Moby Dick (Abridged Fiction)

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Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voy...

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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel...

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In the dark depths of the bottomless sea dwells a white demon, taking shape as the Leviathan known as Moby Dick. One year ago, the malefic brute crunched off the leg of the ungodly Captain A...

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Moby-Dick (Unabridged)

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Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Aha...

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Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that i...

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The action is set within the claustrophobic confines of a British man-of-war ship in the summer of 1797. Here live the crew of the HMS Indomitable, many of them pressed into service a...

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Benito Cereno

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With its intense mix of mystery, adventure, and a surprise ending, Benito Cereno at first seems merely a provocative example from the genre Herman Melville created with his early bestselling...

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The Top Ten Short Stories - American: The top 10 short stories of all time written by American authors.

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The top 10 short stories of all time written by American authors.Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages ca...

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Moby-Dick (Abridged)

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Moby Dick: Classic Children's Stories

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Billy Budd, Sailor

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A maritime classic from the master pen of Herman Melville. Written some forty years after Moby Dick, Melville’s Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy s...

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Moby Dick

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Captain Ahab is hell-bent on catching the famous gargantuan whale, who cost him one of his legs on a previous voyage. With disregard for his safety or that of his crew, he persues the beast ...

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Great American Short Stories: Volume 1 (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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Omoo (Unabridged)

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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 ro...

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Billy Budd, Sailor

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Critically acclaimed for more than 100 years, Herman Melville’s sea tale, Billy Budd, is considered to be one of the small masterpieces of American fiction. An engaging plot on the surface...

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Moby Dick

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Melville’s epic tale of one man versus a great white whale will delight Melville devotees as well as those who have yet to sail on this adventure in this mesmerizing new recording read by ...

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Israel Potter (Unabridged)

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Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In tellin...

Moby Dick: or the Whale (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick: or the Whale (Unabridged)

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Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on th...

The ABC Short Story Collection (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The ABC Short Story Collection (Unabridged)

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The selections in this collection include classic short stories "Bartelby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville, "The Truth About Pyecraft" by H. G. Wells, "The Angel Child" by Stephen Crane, "A...

Moby-Dick MP3 Audiobook

Moby-Dick

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One of the great works of American literature, Moby-Dick is the epic tale of one man’s fight against a force of nature. The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary ...

Moby Dick (Spanish Edition) MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick (Spanish Edition)

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This audiobook is in Spanish.Este audiolibro es en Espanol.FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar el audiolibro de una de las más emocionantes historias de la literatura u...

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Unabridged)

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"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues ...

Bartleby, the Scrivener MP3 Audiobook

Bartleby, the Scrivener

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The life of a scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the hand-written copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside d...

Moby Dick MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick

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The Nantucket whaling ship, the Pequod, spirals the globe in search of Moby Dick, the mythical white whale of the Southern Oceans. Driven on by the obsessive revenge of Captain Ahab, the cre...

Typee MP3 Audiobook

Typee

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Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an imme...

Classic Drama: Moby Dick (Dramatised) [Abridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

Classic Drama: Moby Dick (Dramatised) [Abridged Fiction]

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Ishmael, the narrator, tells of the adventures of Captain Ahab in his relentless quest to seek revenge on the white whale that bit off his leg. Full of allegory and symbolism, Moby Dick is a...

Benito Cereno (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Benito Cereno (Unabridged)

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Benito Cereno is a novella by Herman Melville, a fictionalized account about the revolt on a Spanish slave ship captained by Don Benito Cereno, first published in three installments in Putna...

Moby Dick, or the Whale (UNABRIDGED) MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick, or the Whale (UNABRIDGED)

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"Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the cr...

Moby Dick MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick

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Its famous opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously ...

Moby Dick (Dramatized) [Abridged Fiction] MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick (Dramatized) [Abridged Fiction]

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A splash of the sea and the salt in the ocean air signals the beginning of the greatest whaling adventure of all time. This is literature's great voyage. The challenge of a man against the w...

Redburn (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Redburn (Unabridged)

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Drawn from Melville's own adolescent experience aboard a merchant ship, Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liver...

Typee (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Typee (Unabridged)

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Originally published in Britain under the title, Narrative of a Four Months Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands, and therefore posing as non-fiction, T...

Moby Dick MP3 Audiobook

Moby Dick

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‘Call me Ishmael’ Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write ‘a mighty book about a mighty theme’ and so he did. It is a story of one man...

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