New Release Books by Herman Melville

Herman Melville is the author of I Would Prefer Not To (2021), Moby-Dick Illustrated (2021), The Encantadas (2021), Moby Dick or The Whale and other 494 books.

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I Would Prefer Not To

release date: Oct 26, 2021
I Would Prefer Not To
A new selection of Melville''s darkest and most enthralling stories in a beautiful Pushkin Collection edition Includes "Bartleby, the Scrivener", "Benito Cereno" and "The Lightning-Rod Man" A lawyer hires a new copyist, only to be met with stubborn, confounding resistance. A nameless guide discovers hidden worlds of luxury and bleak exploitation. After boarding a beleaguered Spanish slave ship, an American trader''s cheerful outlook is repeatedly shadowed by paralyzing unease. In these stories of the surreal mundanity of office life and obscure tensions at sea, Melville''s darkly modern sensibility plunges us into a world of irony and mystery, where nothing is as it first appears.

Moby-Dick Illustrated

release date: Aug 23, 2021
Moby-Dick Illustrated
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is the sailor Ishmael''s narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship''s previous voyage bit off Ahab''s leg at the knee.

The Encantadas

release date: Apr 11, 2021
The Encantadas
"The Encantadas" by Herman Melville. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Moby Dick or The Whale

Moby Dick or The Whale
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance.

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1847, and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author''s experiences in the South Pacific.

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) is the first book of poetry published by the American author Herman Melville. The volume is dedicated "To the Memory of the Three Hundred Thousand Who in the War For the Maintenance of the Union Fell Devotedly Under the Flag of Their Fathers" and its 72 poems deal with the battles and personalities of the American Civil War and their aftermath. Also included are Notes and a Supplement in prose in which Melville sets forth his thoughts on how the Post-war Reconstruction should be carried out.

Billy Budd

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Billy Budd
In the time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-of-war''s men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty. In certain instances they would flank, or, like a body-guard quite surround some superior figure of their own class, moving along with them like Aldebaran among the lesser lights of his constellation.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

release date: Dec 08, 2020
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
"Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!" by Herman Melville. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Essential Novelists - Herman Melville

release date: May 03, 2020
Essential Novelists - Herman Melville
Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Herman Melvillewhich are Moby Dick and Billy Budd. Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote ''Moby-Dick'' and several other sea-adventure novels, before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Novels selected for this book: - Moby Dick - Billy Budd This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.

3 Books To Know Dark Romanticism

release date: May 02, 2020
3 Books To Know Dark Romanticism
Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Dark Romanticism. - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. - Moby Dick by Herman Melville. - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

3 Books To Know: Dark Romanticism

release date: Jan 04, 2020
3 Books To Know: Dark Romanticism
Welcome to the 3 Books To Know series, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is: Dark Romanticism. - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. - Moby Dick by Herman Melville. - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

John Marr and Other Poems

release date: Nov 25, 2019
John Marr and Other Poems
"John Marr and Other Poems" by Herman Melville. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

I and My Chimney

release date: Nov 22, 2019
I and My Chimney
"I and My Chimney" by Herman Melville. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Moby Dick

release date: Sep 13, 2021
Moby Dick
Moby Dick, published by Herman Melville in 1851, is about a captain named Ahab who becomes obsessed with defeating a whale, a whale that has already gotten the best of him. The story is told by a sailor named Ishmael, and Ismael explains that he goes to sea whenever he feels down. One day, in the port of New Bedford, Ishmael stays at the Spouter Inn. At the inn, Ishmael encounters a man named Queequeg. At first, Ishmael is frightened by Queequeg and his tattooed appearance, but soon they become friends. Ishmael then attends a service at the Whaleman''s Chapel where Father Mapple gives a sermon about Jonah and the whale. The next day, Queequeg and Ishmael travel together to Nantucket where they can get on board a whaler. During the ferry ride to the island, a man makes fun of Queequeg. Later, this same man falls overboard, and Queequeg is the one who saves his life. We learn more about Queequeg and his religious beliefs when he practices Ramadan and its rituals. As Queequeg is doing this, Ishmael signs onto the whaler Pequod owned by the Quaker captains, Bildad and Peleg. Because of Queequeg''s different religious beliefs, and being considered a heathen, he is only permitted to also sign onto the Pequod once he proves his skill as a harpooner. As the two friends are about to board the Pequod, they are approached by a man named Elijah who seems crazed and is warning them about Ahab and the voyage to come. From a distance, Ishmael and Queequeg see several men go aboard. The ship sets sail on Christmas day, and the chief mate, Starbuck, chooses Queequeg as his harpooner; the second mate, Stubb, chooses the Indian, Tashtego; and the third mate, Flask, chooses the African, Daggoo. Several days after the ship sets sail, Ahab finally appears on deck. Ishmael recounts that Ahab''s appearance sends chills through him. Ahab has a white scar that runs from his hairline, over his face, and down his neck; and he stands on an artificial leg made of whale bone. Ahab calls all the men on deck. He hammers a gold doubloon to the mast and tells the men that the first to spot Moby Dick, a white whale, will win the coin. Ahab then tells them that it was Moby Dick that took off his leg. When the whale is first sighted, the boats are lowered, and Ahab goes into his own boat with a crew he had not revealed to the other men. This mysterious crew had been hidden below deck, and the men were very surprised by this. Ahab''s harpooner is Fedallah. A sudden storm arises while they are chasing Moby Dick, and Ishmael''s boat capsizes and is later nearly struck by the Pequod. After rounding the Cape of Good Hope, the Pequod has the first of many of its meetings with other ships. Ahab communicates with these ships, and his sole purpose in doing so is to get news about Moby Dick. In these communications, the crewmen learn that several of the ships lost men to the white whale. One ship called the Rachel had recently encountered Moby Dick and is now searching for a lost boat. The son of the Rachel''s captain is in that boat, but Ahab does not offer to help with search mission; rather, he is only focused on his mission for vengeance. Fearing an ordinary death at sea, at some point, Queequeg has a coffin made for him and then later uses it as a sea chest. One night before the chase for Moby Dick begins, Fedallah makes a prophecy. He said that neither hearse nor coffin would be Ahab''s, that before Ahab dies, he must see two hearses and that Fedallah''s death will precede Ahab''s. The chase then begins for Moby Dick.

Typee Illustrated

release date: Oct 23, 2021
Typee Illustrated
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first book by American writer Herman Melville, published first in London, then New York, in 1846. Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on the author''s actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. The title is from the province Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville''s most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the "man who lived among the cannibals"
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