The description of Herman Melville Works
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet from the mid-19th century American Renaissance period. Best known for his sea adventure Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851), he was almost forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style: the vocabulary is rich and original, the sentences rhythmic and often Biblical, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and marked by an abundance of allusion to scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts. Melville's way of adapting what he read for his own new purposes, scholar Stanley T. Williams wrote, "was a transforming power comparable to Shakespeare's". The application contains the following works: Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, I and My Chimney, Israel Potter / His Fifty Years of Exile, John Marr and Other Poems, Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I, Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II, Moby Dick, Moby Dick; Or, The Whale, Moby Dick; Or, The Whale, Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas, Pierre; or The Ambiguities, Redburn. His First Voyage / Being the Sailor Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman in the Merchant Navy, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, The Piazza Tales, Typee: A Romance of the South Seas, Typee and White Jacket; Or, The World on a Man-of-War.