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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Best Sellers

    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,439

    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

    • 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

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Michael Lackey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • H2O here isn't wide, but deep w/ strong currents

    • By Darwin8u on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Hugger Mugger

    • By: Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck, Felix von Manteuffel, Manfred Zapatka
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sie sind längst mythische Figuren: der weiße Wal und Kapitän Ahab...

    Regular price: $31.29

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • A Story of Wall Street
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

     "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in...

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Herman Melville is now seen as one of the great figures in American literature, a man who expanded the role of the novel and gave new and complex depths to the meaning of a story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing and unusual

    • By Kenneth on 03-23-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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 Confidence-Man

    • His Masquerade
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

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