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Herman Melville

Herman Melville

1819 - 1891Herman Melville 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 1919 centennial of his birth was the starting point of a Melville revival, and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels.Read more on Wikipedia


A Canticle: Significant of the national exaltation of enthusiasm at the close of the War.
A Dirge for McPherson,[13] Killed in front of Atlanta.
A Grave near Petersburg, Virginia.
A Meditation
A Requiem
A Utilitarian View Of The Monitor's Fight
An Epitaph.
An Uninscribed Monument
Apathy and Enthusiasm.
At the Cannon's Mouth.
Aurora Borealis
Ball's Bluff
Battle of Stone River, Tennessee.
Bridegroom Dick
Commemorative Of A Naval Victory
Crossing The Tropics
Dupont's Round Fight.
Far Off-Shore
Formerly A Slave
From The Conflict Of Convictions
Herba Santa
In The Prison Pen
In the Turret.
Inscription for Graves at Pea Ridge, Arkansas.
Inscription for Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg.
Jack Roy
John Marr And Other Sailors
Lee in the Capitol.
Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening
Lone Founts
Look-out Mountain. The Night Fight.
Lyon. Battle Of Springfield, Missouri.
Magnanimity Baffled.
Malvern Hill
Off Cape Colonna
Old Counsel
On a Natural Monument in a field of Georgia.
On Sherman's Men who fell in the Assault of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia.
On The Grave Of A Young Cavalry Officer Killed In The Valley Of Virginia
On the Home Guards who perished in the Defense of Lexington, Missouri.
On the Men of Maine killed in the Victory of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On The Photograph Of A Corps Commander
On The Slain At Chickamauga
On The Slain Collegians
Pipe Song
Presentation to the Authorities, by Privates, of Colors captured in Battles ending in the Surrender of Lee.
Rebel Color-Bearers At Shiloh
Running the Batteries, As observed from the Anchorage above Vicksburgh.
Shelley's Vision
Sheridan At Cedar Creek
Shiloh. A Requiem.
Song Of Yoomy
Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson.
The Aeolian Harp
The Age Of The Antonines
The Apparition
The Apparition.
The Armies of the Wilderness.
The Battle for the Bay.
The Battle for the Mississipppi.
The Bench Of Boors
The Berg
The College Colonel
The Coming Storm
The Conflict of Convictions.
The Cumberland.
The Eagle of the Blue.
The Enthusiast
The Enviable Isles
The Fall of Richmond.
The Figure-Head
The Fortitude Of The North
The Frenzy in the Wake.
The Good Craft Snow Bird
The Haglets
The House-Top
The Land Of Love
The Maldive Shark
The Man-Of-War Hawk
The March Into Virginia
The March to the Sea.
The Marchioness Of Brinvilliers
The Martyr
The Mound By The Lake
The Muster
The New Zealot To The Sun
The Night March
The Portent
The Ravaged Villa
The Released Rebel Prisoner
The Returned Volunteer to his Rifle.
The Scout Toward Aldie.
The Stone Fleet
The Surrender at Appomattox.
The Swamp Angel
The Temeraire
The Tuft Of Kelp
The Victor of Antietam.
To Ned
To The Master Of The Meteor
Tom Deadlight
We Fish