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Herman Melville

Author (1-Aug-1819 — 28-Sep-1891)


Linda Costanzo Cahir. Solitude and Society in the Works of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999. 155pp.

Clark Davis. After the Whale: Melville in the Wake of Moby-Dick. University of Alabama Press. 1995.

Andrew Delbanco. Melville: His World and Work. Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. 415pp.

Leon Howard. Herman Melville: A Biography. University of California Press. 1967. 354pp.

Klaus Lanzinger. Jason's Voyage: The Search for the Old World in American Literature: A Study of Melville, Hawthorne, Henry James, and Thomas Wolfe. New York: Peter Lang. 1989. 243pp.

Robert S. Levine. Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville. Cambridge University Press. 1989. 312pp.

Thomas McGlamery. Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston. Routledge. 2004. 150pp.

Robert Milder. Exiled Royalties: Melville and the Life We Imagine. Oxford University Press. 2006. 290pp.

Lewis Mumford. Herman Melville. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. 1929. 377pp.

Dennis Pahl. Architects of the Abyss: The Indeterminate Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville. University of Missouri Press. 1989. 121pp.

Laurie Robertson-Lorant. Melville: A Biography. New York: Clarkson Potter. 1996.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1000)

  9. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  10. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.766)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.711)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.163)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.485)

  14. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.266)

  15. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.524-27)

  16. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.137)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.671)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.494)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.339)

  20. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.461)

  21. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.667)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.10)

  23. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.303)

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