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Harvey, Sir Paul, ed. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford at Clarendon Press, 1967. Herman Melville was born in 1819 in New York. When Melville's father passed away, he became a school master, and after that he was shipped off as a cabin boy. He used this journey to write his masterpiece "Moby Dick" [Collection of Literary Criticism]

Howard, Leon. American Writers Volume 3. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1974. Melville wrote about reality and became a storyteller instead of just a writer. Until recently, the actual events of his life were still unknown to the readers of his work. At the age of thirty-seven, he seemed all washed up. Since he quit writing, he lost all interest in reality. [Collective Biography]

Kimbel, Bobby Ellen, ed. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 74. American Short Story Writers. Pennsylvania State University, 1988. Before 1880, in both Melville's writing and life. There were many convenient similarities. With in three years, 1853- 1856, he wrote sixteen stories and published fourteen. They were published in the Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Much of his stories' appeal have to do with Melville's ability of story-telling. [Collective Biographies]

Magill, Frank N., ed. Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Salem Press. Pasadena, California. 1993. In the Nineteenth Century, Moby Dick and Captain Ahab were well known names in America. When Melville's father died, he quit school at the age of twelve. he held various odd jobs. Melville made two early boat trips, one on a merchant ship and one on a whaling boat. The most effective thing Melville used in his writing was his ability to have old men stand as narrators. [Collection of Literary Criticism]

Sedgwick, William Ellery. The Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Authors. "Billy Budd is a tale of acceptance." Greenhaven Press, San Diego, California. 1997. The scene is an English soldier during the time when England and France were at war. Melville knew how to distinguish between nature and the real world. The main message of Billy Blood is to challenge revolution. Which is his most powerful emphasis on rebellion, political and spiritual. [Index]



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