Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an American novelist, Renaissance poet and a short story writer. His masterpiece Moby Dick chronicled a duel between a great while whale and Captain Ahab of the whaling ship Pequod.
Herman Melville was the American writer who wrote Moby Dick.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, poet and a short story writer. He was a seaman in his youth. His masterpiece Moby Dick is about a duel between a great white whale and a whaling ship captain Ahab. The whale sinks the ship along with Captain Ahab at the end of the book. Despite this the book has been required reading for millions of school kids.

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