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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Piazza Tales (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Apple-Tree Table (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Would Prefer Not To (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great American Short Stories(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War: An Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Classic Sea Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Writing New York(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Keys to the Bureau(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Sea Adventure(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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