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Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick-tionaries | OxfordWords blog

Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick-tionaries | OxfordWords blog

Herman Melville (1819-1891), today hailed as one of America’s greatest writers, had in his own time a very mixed career. Some of his early sea-stories and sea-adventures were esteemed by the public, but his epic (and to him, most significant) novel, "Moby-Dick," was very badly received. Indeed, after it appeared, Melville became something of a pariah in the literary world. Turning to poetry, he encountered similar neglect. In the last quarter-century of his life, he wrote ...

Herman Melville (1819-1891), today hailed as one of America’s greatest writers, had in his own time a very mixed career. Some of his early sea-stories and sea-adventures were esteemed by the public, but his epic (and to him, most significant) novel, "Moby-Dick," was very badly received. Indeed, after it appeared, Melville became something of a pariah in the literary world. Turning to poetry, he encountered similar neglect. In the last quarter-century of his life, he wrote ...

An Introduction to Herman Melville

An Introduction to Herman Melville

Melville does not digress. His thoughts—even six hundred pages of his thoughts—really were worth writing down. My students have trouble believing this.

Melville does not digress. His thoughts—even six hundred pages of his thoughts—really were worth writing down. My students have trouble believing this.

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