Herman Melville Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Typee (1846)
  2. Omoo (1847)
  3. Mardi (1849)
  4. Redburn (1849)
  5. White-Jacket (1850)
  6. Moby Dick (1851)
  7. Pierre (1852)
  8. Israel Potter (1855)
  9. The Confidence-Man (1857)
  10. Billy Budd (1924)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Piazza Tales (1856)
  2. The Apple-Tree Table (1922)
  3. I Would Prefer Not To (2021)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. 50 Great American Short Stories (1963)
  2. Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1989)
  3. The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2002)

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Webster’s paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English to Hindi thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Typee by Herman Melville was edited for three audiences. The first includes Hindi speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program ELP, an English as a Foreign Language EFL program, an English as a Second Language Program ESL, or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Hindi speakers enrolled in English speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Hindi in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement AP or similar examinations. By using the Webster’s Hindi Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Hindi or English. TOEFL , TOEIC , AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.


For the most part, the vesselrc navigating those remote waters are engaged in the Sperm Whale Fishery a business which is not only peculiarly fitted to attract the most reckless seamen of all nations, but in various ways is calculated to foster in them a spirit of the utmost licence. These voyages, dso, are unusually long and perilous the only harbours accessible are among the barbarous or semi civilised islands of Polynesia, or along the lawless western coast of South America. Hence, scenes the most novel, and not directly connected with the business of whaling, frequently occur among the crews of ships in the Paoific. Without pretending to give any account of the whalefishery for the scope of the narrative does not embrace the subject, it is partly the object of this work to convey some idea of the kind of life to which allusion is made, by means of a circumstantial history of adventures befalling the author. Another object proposed is to give a familiar account of the present condition of the converted Polynesians, as affected by their promiscuous intercourse with foreigners, and the teachings of the missionaries, combined. As a roving sailor, the author spent about three months rii viii OM00 in various parts of the islands of Tahiti and Imeeo, and under circumstances most favourable for correct observations on the social condition of the nstives. Jn every statement connected with missionary operations, a strict adherence to facts has, of course, been scrupulously observed and in some instances, it has even been deemed advisable to quote previous voyagers, in corroboration of what is offered as the fruit of the authors own observations. Nothing but an earnest desire for truth and good has led him to touch upon this subject at all. And if he refrains from offering hints as to the best mode of remedying the evils which are pointed out, it is only because he thinks, that after being made acquainted with the facts, others are better qualified to do so. Should a little jocoseness be shown upon some curious traits of the Tahitians, it proceeds from no intention to ridicule things are merely described as, from their entire novelty, they first struck an unbiased observer. The present narrative necessarily begins where Typee concludes, but has no further connection with the latter work. All, therefore, necessary for the reader to understand, who has not read Typee, is given in a brief introduction. No journal was kepbby the author during his wanderings in the South Seas so that, in preparing the ensuing chapters for the press, precision with respect to dates would have been impossible and every occurrence has been put down from simple recollection. The frequency, however, with which these incidents have been verbally related, has tended to stamp them upon the memory. PREFACE ix Although it is believed that one or two imperfect Polynesian vocabularies have been published, none of the Tahitian dialect has as yet appeared. At any rate, the author has had access to none whatever. In the use of the native words, therefore, he has been mostly governed by the bare recollection of sounds. Upon several points connected with the history and ancient customs of Tahiti, collateral information has been obtained from the oldest books of South Sea voyages, and also from the Polynesian Researches of Ellis…


Herman Melville 1819 1891 was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby Dick; or, The Whale 1851 largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville’s fall from favor with the reading public was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. Melville is less well known as a poet and did not publish poetry until late in life. Other works include Typee 1846, Omoo 1847, Mardi and a Voyage Thither 2v/1849, Redburn: His First Voyage 1849, White Jacket 1850, Pierre 1852, Israel Potter: Fifty Years of Exile 1855, The Piazza Tales 1856, Benito Cereno 1856, Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War 1866, Timoleon 1891, The Apple Tree Table 1922, John Marr and Other Poems 1922, The Confidence Man: His Masquerade 1923, Billy Budd 1924, and Journal up the Straits 1935.


RED BUR N. CHAPTER I. now WELLINGBO’ROUGII REDBUllN’S ‘. CASTE OR TllE SEA WAS BORN AND BRED IN HD1. ‘iV’ELLINGROROUGH, as you are going’ to sea, suppose you take this ,shooting. jacket of ino along; it’s just the thing take it, it will save the eXFense of another.’ You see, it’s quito warm; fine long skirts, stout horn buttons, and plen ty of pookets.’ Out f tbe goodnc’s anI! SW1PllClty 01 111s hea:rt, thus spoke my elder brother to me, ‘upon the eve of my departUre for the seaport. . ‘And, W ellingborough,’ he added, ‘since we are both short of money, and you want an outfit, and I. have none to give, you may as well take zpy fowling piece along, and sell it in New York for what YOll call get. Nay; take it; it’s of no usc to me ‘llbw; I can’t find it in powder. any more.’ I was then but a boy: Some time previous my mother had removed from New York to a pleasant village ou the Ifudson River, where wc lived in a small house,. in a quiet way. STable of Contents G 0 N rr E N T S; CHAPTER I; HOW vELLI G:BOROUOII Redburn‘S TASTEI:’OIl THE SEA WAS; BORN AND BRED IN IlIl1: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 13; CHAPTER II; Redburn‘S DEl’AltTUItE FROM 110MB ???????? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 22; CHAPTER III; HE ARRIVES IN TOWN ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? 27; CHAPTER IV; BOW lIE DISI’OSED OF HIS i’OWLlNG PIECE ?????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 32; CHAPTER V; lIE rUllCIIASBS HIS SEA WARDROBE AND O A DISYIAL BAI Y DAY; PICKS UP fIS IWARD ASD LODGING ALO G THE WHARVES ? ? 37; CHAPTER VI; JlE IS INITIATBD IN TIlE BUSI ESS OF CLEA ING OUT THE PIGPEN,; AND SLUSHI G DOWN T:HE TOP MAS’ ‘ ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 42; CH APTER VII; liE GETS; CONTENTS; CHAPTEtt VIII; HE IS PU INTO ‘l’llE LARliOARD WATCH i GETS SEA SIClt; AND; aBLATES SO:l1E OTHER OF HIS EXPERIENCES ???? ? ? ??? ?? ? ??? 55; CHAPTER IX; THE SAILORS BECOMING A LITTLE SOClAL, REDDuar:


White Jacket, or The World in a Man of War, usually referred to as White Jacket, is an 1850 novel by Herman Melville first published in England on January 23 by Richard Bentley and in the U.S. on March 21 by Harper & Brothers. Based on Melville’s experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life and thus qualifies as Melville’s most politically strident work. At the time, though, the one thing that journalists and politicians focused on in the novel was its graphic descriptions of flogging and the horrors caused by its arbitrary use; in fact, because Harper & Bros. made sure the book got into the hands of every member of Congress, White Jacket was instrumental in abolishing flogging in the U.S. Navy forever. Melville scholars also acknowledge the huge number of parallels between White Jacket and Billy Budd and view the former as a rich source for possible interpretations of the latter. The mixture of journalism, history, and fiction; the presentation of a sequence of striking characters; the metaphor of a sailing ship as the world in miniature all of these prefigure his next novel, Moby Dick. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Features Intuitive navigation. Searchable and interlinked. Open the book you want to read with one click. Make bookmarks, notes, highlights. Text annotation and mark up. Access the e Book anytime, anywhere. Automatic synchronization between the handheld and the desktop PC. You could read half of the book on the handheld, then finish reading on the desktop. Annotations and drawings are also synchronized. More e Books from MobileReference Best Books. Best Price. Best Search and Navigation TM All fiction books are only $0. 99. All collections are only $5. 99. Designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle and other electronic readers. Search for any title: enter mobi shortened MobileReference and a keyword; for example: mobi ShakespeareTo view all books, click on the MobileReference link next to a book title Literary Classics: Over 10,000 complete works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Dickens, Tolstoy, other authors. All books feature hyperlinked table of contents, footnotes, and author biography Religion: The Illustrated King James Bible, American Standard Bible, World English Bible Modern Translation, Mormon Church’s Sacred Texts Philosophy: Rousseau, Spinoza, Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Engels Travel Guides and Phrasebooks: FREE 25 Language Phrasebook, New York, Paris, London, Rome, Venice, Prague, Beijing, Greece Travel Guides for all major cities Medicine: Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Abbreviations and Terminology, Human Nervous System, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry Quick Study Guides for most medical/nursing school clas*ses Science: FREE Periodic Table of Elements, FREE Weight and Measures, Physics Formulas, Math Formulas, Chemistry, Statistics Quick Study Guides for every College class Humanities: English Grammar and Punctuation, Philosophy, Psychology, Greek and Roman Mythology History: Art History, Encyclopedia of Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt, American Presidents, U.S. History Health: Acupressure Guide, First Aid Guide, Art of Love, Cookbook, Co*cktails, Feng Shui, Astrology Reference: The World’s Biggest Mobile Encyclopedia 1.5 Million Articles; CIA World Factbook, Illustrated Encyclopedias of Birds, Mammals, Plants

Moby Dick

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 scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the crew of the Pequod, on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps, must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance. Narrated by the cunningly observant crew member Ishmael, Moby Dick is the tale of the hunt for the elusive, omnipotent, and ultimately mystifying white whale Moby Dick. On its surface, Moby Dick is a vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth century whaler, a virtual encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with facts, legends, and trivia that Melville had gleaned from personal experience and scores of sources. But as the quest for the whale becomes increasingly perilous, the tale works on allegorical levels, likening the whale to human greed, moral consequence, good, evil, and life itself. Who is good? The great white whale who, like Nature, asks nothing but to be left in peace? Or the bold Ahab who, like scientists, explorers, and philosophers, fearlessly probes the mysteries of the universe? Who is evil? The ferocious, man killing sea monster? Or the revenge obsessed madman who ignores his own better nature in his quest to kill the beast? Scorned by critics upon its publication, Moby Dick was publicly derided during its author’s lifetime. Yet Melville s masterpiece has outlived its initial misunderstanding to become an American classic of unquestionably epic proportions. Includes an extensive Dictionary of Sea Terms 37 pages. Carl F. Hovde taught at Columbia University for thirty five years. An editor for the Princeton University Press edition of Henry David Thoreau, he has also written about Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, and William Faulkner.


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With profound moral and philosophical ideals, Melville has presented a novel that touches the heart and mind. The idiosyncratic characters are etched into the plot of the novel and fight for distinguishing between the right and wrong. An amalgamation of factors from popular fiction and gothic drama, it is a work that absorbs the attention of the reader.

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Israel Potter

The authoritative edition of Melville’s only historical novel

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 telling the story of Israel Potter s fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying Old Chairs to Mend, Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin Potter may have been his secret courier and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was.

This edition of Israel Potter, which reproduces the definitive text, includes selections from Potter s autobiography, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter, the basis for Melville s novel.

The Confidence-Man

A scathing, razor sharp satire set on a New Orleans bound riverboat, The Confidence Man exposes the fraudulent optimism of so many American idols and idealists Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and P.T. Barnum, in particular and draws a dark vision of a country being swallowed by its illusions of progress. It begins with a mute boarding a Mississippi boat and ends without a conclusion: ‘Something further may follow of this Masquerade.’ In between, the ‘confidence man,’ so well disguised as to avoid clear identification even by the reader, meets and tricks a boatful of unusual characters. The culmination of Herman Melville’s brilliant career as a novelist, and the introduction of a particularly American brand of satire that is as caustic as it is funny, The Confidence Man creates an elaborate and beautiful masquerade that asks: who in this world is worth our confidence?Why is Dalkey Archive doing yet another edition of The Confidence Man? And why is it doing Melville at all? First, this edition, originally published by Bobbs Merrill over forty years ago, contains remarkable annotations by H. Bruce Franklin, intended for both the general reader and the scholar. It’s an edition we have long admired. More importantly, we believe that The Confidence Man is America’s first ‘postmodern’ novel game like, darkly comic, and completely inventive.

Billy Budd

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The Piazza Tales

THE PIAZZA. WHEN I removed into the country, it was to occupy an old-fashioned farnl-housc, ,vhich had no piazza-a deficiency the more regretted, because not only did I like piazzas, a8 501nehov combining the coziness of in-doors with the freedom of out-doors, and’ it is so pleasant to inspect your thermometer there, but the country round abQut w’as such n. picture, that in hen’Y tin1e no boy clinlbs hill or crosses vale without coming upon easels planted in every nook, and sun-burnt painters painting there. A very paradise of painters. The circle of the stars cut by the circle of the mountains. A.t least, so looks it fronl the house; though, once upon the mountains, DO circle of them can you see. Had the site been

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The Piazza; Bartleby; Benito Cereno; The Lightning-Rod Man; The Encantadas, or, Enchanted Islands; The Bell-Tower

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