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Herman Melville
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Photograph of Herman Melville
Born (1819-08-01)August 1, 1819
New York City, New York, United States
Died September 28, 1891(1891-09-28) (aged 72)
New York City, New York
Occupation novelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet
Nationality American
Genre travelogue, Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Tall tale
Literary movement Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, and Skepticism; precursor to Modernism, precursor to absurdism and existentialism

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. He is best known for writing Moby-Dick.

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