- Name: Herman Melville
- Born: 08/01/1819
- Died: 09/28/1891 (72 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet, customs inspector
Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819– September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in 1919 was the starting point of a Melville revival and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Herman Melville quotes :
Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.Herman Melville
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.Herman Melville
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.Herman Melville
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.Herman Melville