Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American author. Melville would gain fame in the 1840s, but it would be short lived and by his death, he was barely remembered. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick, which is unanimously considered to be a literary classic. However, interestingly enough, the book didn’t even sell out its first priting of 3,000 copies. It would not be until the Melville Revival of the 1920s that Melville would regain fame posthumously.

Herman Melville became a published author in 1846 with the travelouge Typee:
A Peep at Polynesian Life
. He would only continue writing until 1866, when he would be forced to take on a job as a customs inspector for the City of New York, where he worked for 19 years and was considered to be the only honest worker. Below is a list of Herman Melville’s published works in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Typee(1846) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Omoo(1847) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mardi(1849) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redburn(1849) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White-Jacket(1850) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moby-Dick(1851) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pierre(1852) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Israel Potter(1855) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confidence-Man(1857) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Billy Budd(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Piazza Tales(1856) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Apple-Tree Table(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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