Herman Melville

Overview:

  • Legal Name: Melville, Herman
  • Place of Birth: New York, NY, USA
  • Date of Birth: August 01, 1819
  • Date of Death: September 28, 1891

Notes:

Worked on numerous sailing vessels from 1839 to 1847. Bought a farm next to Nathaniel Hawthorne in Pittsfield MA, with whom he formed a friendship. Melville was not well-known during his lifetime, and was never able to earn income from his writings. His most secure position was as a customs inspector in New York City.

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