New Release Books by Herman Melville

Herman Melville is the author of Moby-Dick Illustrator (2021), Typee Illustrated (2021), Redburn-Classic Original Edition(Annotated) (2021), MOBY DICK (Adventure Classic) (2017) and other 364 books.

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Moby-Dick Illustrator

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Moby-Dick Illustrator
So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

Typee Illustrated

release date: Feb 22, 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"

Redburn-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)

release date: Feb 17, 2021
Redburn-Classic Original Edition(Annotated)
Redburn: His First Voyage is the fourth book by the American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1849. The book is semi-autobiographical and recounts the adventures of a refined youth among coarse and brutal sailors and the seedier areas of Liverpool. Melville wrote Redburn in less than ten weeks.

MOBY DICK (Adventure Classic)

release date: Dec 06, 2017
MOBY DICK (Adventure Classic)
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville: first published in 1851, considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature, one of the great epics in all of literature. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851)

Isle of the Cross by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

release date: Jul 17, 2017
Isle of the Cross by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Isle of the Cross by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Herman Melville’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Melville includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Isle of the Cross by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Melville’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Herman Melville, Best Novels

release date: Jun 16, 2017
Herman Melville, Best Novels
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. His contributions to the Western canon are the whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851); the short work Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853) about a clerk in a Wall Street office; the slave ship narrative Benito Cereno (1855); and Billy Budd, Sailor (1924). When asked which of the great American writers he most admired, Vladimir Nabokov replied: "When I was young I liked Poe, and I still love Melville, whom I did not read as a boy." Around his twentieth year he was a schoolteacher for a short time, then became a seaman when his father met business reversals. On his first voyage he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, where he lived for a time. His first book, an account of that time, Typee, became a bestseller and Melville became known as the "man who lived among the cannibals." After Omoo, the sequel to his first book, Melville began to work philosophical issues in his third book, the elaborate Mardi (1849). The public indifference to Moby-Dick (1851), and Pierre (1852), put an end to his career as a popular author. From 1853 to 1856 he wrote short fiction for magazines, collected as The Piazza Tales (1856). In this book: Moby Dick Bartleby Typee

Billy Budd, Sailor

release date: Mar 17, 2017
Billy Budd, Sailor
Cheerful, hardworking, and handsome, Billy is pressed into naval service aboard a British ship during the Napoleonic wars. The innocent and lovable young man quickly wins the hearts of all his comrades, save one: Claggart, the implacably bitter master-at-arms, who falsely accuses Billy of inciting mutiny. Rich in ambiguities, Herman Melville's haunting parable of the clash between good and evil raises thought-provoking issues related to the conflict between the requirements of the law and the needs of humanity. This is the definitive edition of Melville's classic tale. Billy Budd, Sailor was discovered unfinished in the author's desk shortly after his 1891 death and remained unpublished until 1924. This text is the result of years of study and scrupulous research by Melville scholars. It offers students and other lovers of literature the best and most authentic version of the American storyteller's final masterpiece.

The Encantadas

release date: Jan 04, 2017
The Encantadas
Herman Melville’s picturesque account of the Galapagos Islands will make you want to abandon all responsibilities and travel there to see for yourself. Melville wrote this series of "sketches" – or short prose works – from his own experiences sailing around the islands, yet at the same time they are clearly a product of his extraordinary imagination. Originally appearing in Putnam’s Magazine in 1854, the novella was later published alongside five other Melville short stories in the collection ‘The Piazza Tales’, which was very well received. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American writer, best known for his whaling novel, ‘Moby Dick’, which was poorly received at the time but considered a classic today.

Pierre: Or, The Ambiguities (Norton Critical Editions)

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Pierre: Or, The Ambiguities (Norton Critical Editions)
When Pierre was published one year after Moby-Dick, expectations were high. Readers expected—and Melville delivered—adventure, humor, and brilliance. Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Melville’s own life. This Norton Critical Edition includes: · The Harper & Brothers 1852 first edition of the novel, accompanied by Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein’s editorial matter. · Six illustrations. · Contextual and source materials, including letters, responses to Pierre by Melville’s contemporaries, and works by Daniel Webster, Thomas Cole, James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among others, that give readers a sense of Pierre’s time and place. · Seven critical essays on Pierre’s major themes by Sacvan Bercovitch, James Creech, Samuel Otter, Wyn Kelley, Cindy Weinstein, Jeffory A. Clymer, and Dominic Mastroianni. · A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.

Penguin Readers Level 7: Moby Dick

release date: Nov 05, 2020
Penguin Readers Level 7: Moby Dick
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. When the young sailor "Ishmael" decides to sail on the Pequod with the mysterious Captain Ahab, he has no idea about Ahab's plans to get revenge on the great white whale Moby Dick. Ahab wants to find and kill the whale at any cost - even if it means losing his ship and his crew.

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories
A new, definitive edition of Herman Melville's virtuosic short stories--American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, and profound beauty Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd, Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville's. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries. This Penguin Classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr., and the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Penguin Readers Level 7: Moby Dick (ELT Graded Reader)

release date: Nov 05, 2020
Penguin Readers Level 7: Moby Dick (ELT Graded Reader)
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Moby Dick, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. When the young sailor "Ishmael" decides to sail on the Pequod with the mysterious Captain Ahab, he has no idea about Ahab's plans to get revenge on the great white whale Moby Dick. Ahab wants to find and kill the whale at any cost - even if it means losing his ship and his crew. Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

Moby Dick (1851)

release date: Nov 03, 2020
Moby Dick (1851)
(Supplied by a Late Consumptive Usher to a GrammarSchool)The pale Usher-threadbare in coat, heart, body, andbrain; I see him now. He was ever dusting his old lexiconsand grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the gay flags of all the known nations ofthe world. He loved to dust his old grammars; it somehowmildly reminded him of his mortality.'While you take in hand to school others, and to teach themby what name a whale-fish is to be called in our tongueleaving out, through ignorance, the letter H, which almostalone maketh the signification of the word, you deliver thatwhich is not true.' -HACKLUYT

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

release date: Dec 28, 2015
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
When ocean-clouds over inland hills Sweep storming in late autumn brown, And horror the sodden valley fills, And the spire falls crashing in the town, I muse upon my country's ills— The tempest bursting from the waste of Time On the world's fairest hope linked with man's foulest crime. Nature's dark side is heeded now— (Ah! optimist-cheer disheartened flown)— A child may read the moody brow Of yon black mountain lone. With shouts the torrents down the gorges go, And storms are formed behind the storm we feel: The hemlock shakes in the rafter, the oak in the driving keel.

Coriolanus Illustrated

release date: Oct 16, 2020
Coriolanus 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"

Benito Cereno

release date: Aug 02, 2015
Benito Cereno
Melville's 188 novella 'Benito Cereno' follows a sea captain, Amasa Delano, and his crew on the Bachelor's Delight as it is approached by another, rather battered-looking ship, the San Dominick. Upon boarding the San Dominick, Delano is immediately greeted by white sailors and black slaves begging for supplies. An inquisitive Delano ponders the mysterious social atmosphere aboard the badly bruised ship and notes the figurehead which is mostly concealed by a tarpaulin revealing only the inscription "Follow your leader."

Moby Dick (Annotated) (All-Time Classics)

release date: Feb 25, 2020
Moby Dick (Annotated) (All-Time Classics)
(Annotated) The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick!

Bartleby, the Scrivener Illustrated

release date: Feb 19, 2020
Bartleby, the Scrivener Illustrated
Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world-even those daunted by Moby-Dick-Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City's Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville's most prescient story: what if a young man caught up in the rat race of commerce finally just said, "I would prefer not to"?The tale is one of the final works of fiction published by Melville before, slipping into despair over the continuing critical dismissal of his work after Moby-Dick, he abandoned publishing fiction. The work is presented here exactly as it was originally published in Putnam's magazine-to, sadly, critical disdain.

Moby Dick the Complete & Unabridged Original Classic

release date: Apr 12, 2015
Moby Dick the Complete & Unabridged Original Classic
This premium quality edition contains the complete and unabridged original classic version of "Moby Dick," printed on heavyweight, bright white paper in a large 7.44"x9.69" format, with a laminated cover featuring an original design. Also included is a detailed introductory essay discussing the life and work of Herman Melville and the history and significance of "Moby Dick," providing the modern reader with useful background information to enhance the enjoyment of this classic. Herman Melville is known today primarily for his iconic whaling novel, "Moby Dick" (1851), the story of the struggle between Captain Ahab and "the great white whale," which appears on many lists of "greatest books ever written" and is considered an essential part of the Western Canon. Ironically, when the novel was published it was a monumental flop and signaled the end of Melvilles's career as a novelist. One theory is that the omission of the epilogue from the first printing left the book open to ridicule as a first-person narrative in which the narrator did not survive to tell the tale. He published several more novels, all without success, and in 1866 became a New York customs inspector, all but forgotten for the next fifty years. It was not until the rise of the modernist movement that "Moby Dick" was recognized as a great literary work. What once were regarded as serious flaws came to be viewed as literary innovations, and the novel went from being criticized as undisciplined and poorly crafted to being hailed as "ahead of its time" and "visionary." For the modern reader, the complex analytical theories behind "Moby Dick" may get in the way of enjoying the novel for its own sake. Taking "Moby Dick" at face value, it is an interesting tale, rich with diverse characters and evocative themes like friendship, class and social status, good and evil, isolation and community, the existence of God, obsession and human perception. A vivid depiction of life aboard ship in the nineteenth century it is perhaps the most detailed and accessible existing picture of what was, for a time, the richest industry in the United States. If at times the text seems stilted or antiquated, as might be expected from any work from this era, it is equally true that at times the text attains a soaring, almost lyric tone. The most casual reader cannot fail to appreciate the unforgettable characters, compelling storyline and vivid depictions of whales, whalers and whaling, and the obsession-driven quest after the great white whale upon which Ahab leads, and the crew follows, to their doom. And this, without anything more, makes Moby Dick essential reading. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an author of the American Renaissance, or Romantic, period. Born in New York City, he was the third child of a successful merchant. He worked as a schoolteacher before going to sea for the first time in 1839. Serving on a whaler in 1842, he jumped ship and spent a month living among South Pacific islanders. His first novel, "Typee" (1846), a bestseller, was based in part on his experiences in the South Pacific as was the successful sequel, "Omoo" (1847). The same year Melville, now a successful novelist, married Elizabeth Knapp Shaw. They would have four children between 1849 and 1855. "Mardi" and "Redburn," both published in 1849, met with limited success. "Mardi" in particular was criticized as so thematically dense as to be incomprehensible. "White-Jacket" (1850), based on Melville's brief service in the U.S. Navy, was his most influential work during his lifetime, with graphic descriptions of flogging that led directly to banning the practice on naval vessels. "Moby Dick" and several additional failed novels and poetry collections followed. Melville sank into obscurity and died in 1891, about 20 years before "Moby Dick" was recognized as a literary classic.

The Greatest Literary Masterpieces for the Holiday Season

release date: Dec 18, 2019
The Greatest Literary Masterpieces for the Holiday Season
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection of the greatest books ever written, perfect for the holiday season: American: Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild White Fang Moby-Dick The Scarlet Letter Little Women My Antonia The Age of Innocence The Awakening The Portrait of a Lady The Wings of the Dove The Yellow Wallpaper Walden Leaves of Grass The Madman Uncle Tom's Cabin The Life of Frederick Douglass Ben-Hur The Last of the Mohicans The Raven The Black Cat The Fall of the House of Usher The Call of Cthulhu The Beautiful and Damned The Sleepy Hollow The Wonderful Wizard of Oz… British: Hamlet Romeo and Juliet Macbeth Paradise Lost Odes The Waste Land Ode to the West Wind Gulliver's Travels Robinson Crusoe Moll Flanders The History of Tom Jones Tristram Shandy Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Emma Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Tenant of Wildfell Hall Vanity Fair Middlemarch The Mill on the Floss David Copperfield Great Expectations A Tale of Two Cities Tess of the d'Urbervilles Jude the Obscure The Enchanted April Sons and Lovers The Mysteries of Udolpho Dracula Frankenstein A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Woman in White Heart of Darkness The Picture of Dorian Gray Diary of a Nobody The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Innocence of Father Brown Howards End Alice in Wonderland The Secret Garden A Little Princess Irish: Ulysses A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Dubliners Pygmalion Arms and the Man The Second Coming Scottish: Ivanhoe Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Treasure Island The Wind in the Willows Phantastes Peter and Wendy Canadian: Anne of Green Gables Series German: Faust Siddhartha Thus Spoke Zarathustra… French: Swann's Way Les Misérables Candide Germinal... Russian: Anna Karenina War and Peace Crime and Punishment The Brothers Karamazov… Spanish: Don Quixote Dona Perfecta… Italian: The Divine Comedy The Prince… Norwegian: A Doll's House Ancient: Iliad & Odyssey Meditations… Middle East: Arabian Nights Indian: Gitanjali The Jungle Book… Chinese: Tao Te Ching Art of War… Japanese: Bushido…

The Bucket List Edition: The Greatest Classics in One Volume

release date: Dec 18, 2019
The Bucket List Edition: The Greatest Classics in One Volume
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection of the timeless classics and masterpieces of world literature: British: Hamlet Romeo and Juliet Macbeth Paradise Lost Odes The Waste Land Ode to the West Wind Gulliver's Travels Robinson Crusoe Moll Flanders The History of Tom Jones Tristram Shandy Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Vanity Fair Middlemarch The Mill on the Floss Great Expectations A Tale of Two Cities Tess of the d'Urbervilles Jude the Obscure Sons and Lovers Dracula Frankenstein A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four The Woman in White Heart of Darkness The Picture of Dorian Gray Diary of a Nobody The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Innocence of Father Brown Howards End Alice in Wonderland The Secret Garden A Little Princess Irish: Ulysses A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Dubliners Pygmalion Arms and the Man The Second Coming Scottish: Ivanhoe Guy Mannering Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Treasure Island The Wind in the Willows Phantastes Peter and Wendy American: Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild White Fang Moby-Dick The Scarlet Letter Little Women My Antonia The Age of Innocence The Awakening The Portrait of a Lady The Wings of the Dove The Yellow Wallpaper Walden Leaves of Grass The Madman Uncle Tom's Cabin The Life of Frederick Douglass Ben-Hur The Last of the Mohicans The Raven The Black Cat The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Call of Cthulhu The Beautiful and Damned… Canadian: Anne of Green Gables German: Faust Siddhartha Thus Spoke Zarathustra… French: Swann's Way Les Misérables Candide Germinal... Russian: Anna Karenina War and Peace Crime and Punishment The Brothers Karamazov… Spanish: Don Quixote Dona Perfecta… Italian: The Divine Comedy The Prince… Norwegian: A Doll's House Ancient: Iliad & Odyssey Meditations… Middle East: Arabian Nights Indian: Gitanjali The Jungle Book… Chinese: Tao Te Ching Art of War… Japanese: Bushido…

The Maldive Shark

release date: Feb 26, 2015
The Maldive Shark
'No voice, no low, no howl is heard; the chief sound of life here is a hiss.' Stories and poems by Herman Melville drawn from his years at sea Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Herman Melville (1819-1891). Melville's works available in Penguin Classics are Moby-Dick, Pierre, The Confidence-Man, Omoo, Redburn, Israel Potter and Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories.

Billy Budd And Other Stories

release date: Nov 04, 2014
Billy Budd And Other Stories
Billy Budd and Other Stories is a collection of author Herman Melville’s most remarkable short stories. In the titular story, unfinished at the time of the author’s death, Billy Budd’s life takes an unexpected turn when he is pressed into service in the Royal Navy, and runs afoul of the jealous master-at-arms as the result of a rash, though sorely provoked, act. This collection also includes “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” “The Encantadas,” and “The Piazza,” among others. Now considered to be a master-storyteller, Herman Melville’s work was poorly received during his lifetime. He is one of the most studied novelists in English literature, and was the first writer to be collected and published by the Library of America. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Moby Dick

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Moby Dick
On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by crazed Captain Ahab, a man hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Herman Melville transforms the little world of the whale ship into a crucible where mankind's fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate.
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