Herman Melville Resources

Herman Melville (1819–1891) led a remarkably interesting life and his stories of the sea are colored by his personal experiences. He is most famous for his masterpiece, Moby Dick.

You may also enjoy reading some of his other writing available on the EIL site:

Herman Melville, c. 1860, artist unknown
From the Library of Congress: www.loc.gov


Hawthorne and His Mosses


When will you read Melville’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

E3.5 Focus text: Moby Dick

E3.5 Honors text: Billy Budd