Herman Melville
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Herman Melville

The writing career of Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) peaked early, with his early novels, such as Typee becoming best sellers. By the mid-1850s his poularity declined sharply, and by the time he died he had been largely forgotten. Yet in time his novel Moby Dick came to be regarded as one of the finest works of American, and indeed world, literature, as was Billy Budd, which was not published until long after his death, in 1924.

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    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,540

    Its famous opening line, "Call me Ishmael," dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Had No Idea Melville Was So Funny

    • By Dave on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    The life of a Scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this version

    • By Anthony on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Confidence-Man

    • His Masquerade
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    This is a story of interlocking tales from a group of steamboat passengers traveling down the Mississippi toward New Orleans....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • great themes and concepts, poor story

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Hugger Mugger

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    When Spenser is approached by Walter Clive, president of Three Fillies Stables, to find out who is threatening his horse Hugger Mugger, he can hardly say no...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • questionable at first

    • By Georganne on 06-12-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Benito Cereno

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    This is the epic sea adventure, a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship, is often regarded as Melville's finest short story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Meditation on Racial Hatred

    • By George on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Typee

    • A Peep at Polynesian Life
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville’s day, Typee was a far more popular book....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Peeping Typee is Tapu; Reading Typee is Noa!

    • By Darwin8u on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Piazza Tales (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: David deVries
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    With disparate settings such as a Massachusetts farmhouse and the strange volcanic clime of the Enchanted Isles, this six-story anthology features some of Herman Melville’s most exceptional works....

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Jacob Astor
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".... 

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Moby Dick [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Staff Audiolibros Colección
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Ismael un joven con experiencia en la marina mercante, decide que su siguiente viaje será en un ballenero....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maravillosa obra

    • By Ivan Gonzalo Perez Prado on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $14.35

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • A Story of Wall Street
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is a short story about a lawyer with offices on Wall Street in New York City. He runs an advertisement for a scrivener, or professional...

    Regular price: $0.94

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