The Confidence-Man written by Herman Melville. AUTHOR OF "PIAZZA TALES," "OMOO," "TYPEE," ETC., ETC. Published by
DIX, EDWARDS & CO., 321 BROADWAY in 1857. Entered... More > according to act of Congress, in the year 1857, by
HERMAN MELVILLE, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
MILLER & HOLMAN, Printers and Stereotypers, N. Y.< Less
Mardi: and a Voyage Thither: Volume I
Mardi: and a Voyage Thither: Volume I (In Two Volumes)
was published in 1864 by Herman Melville. He was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel... More > Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime.< Less
Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas
Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas (pronounced OH-moo) is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leaving Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a... More > whaling vessel which makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. The book follows the actions of the narrator as he explores Tahiti and remarks on their customs and way of life.
The novel was composed in 1846 and published in London and New York in the spring of 1847.< Less
Typee (1846; in full: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life) is American writer Herman Melville's first book, a classic in the literature of travel and adventure partly based on his actual experiences as... More > a captive on the island Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands, in 1842. The title comes from the name of a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime, but made him notorious as the "man who lived among the cannibals." For 19th century readers, his career seemed to decline afterward, but during the early 20th century it was seen as the beginning of a career that peaked with Moby-Dick (1851).< Less