from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Melville, Herman 1819-1891. American writer whose experiences at sea provided the factual basis of Moby-Dick (1851), considered among the greatest American novels. His other works include short stories, such as "Bartleby the Scrivener” (1856), and the novella Billy Budd (published 1924).
- LakeMelville A saltwater lake of Newfoundland, Canada, in southeast Labrador. It receives the Churchill River in Goose Bay, its southwest arm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin, from Malleville in Normandy.
- proper n. Herman Melville (1819-1891), an American novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best remembered for the novel Moby-Dick.
- proper n. His works or media adaptations of his works.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. Herman Melville, American novelist, author of Moby Dick; b. 1819, d. 1891.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States writer of novels and short stories (1819-1891)
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It's almost impossible to believe, but "Moby-Dick" sold fewer than 3,000 copies in Melville's lifetime.
One room in his home he called his Melville room and inside were first editions, art, images of whales, and shadow boxes he created of scenes from Moby-Dick that reflected his lifelong obsession with the great American novel.
Otherwise he might have been guilty of the beautiful exaggerations in Melville's "Typee" or the imaginative orgies in the latter's
A former mansion built in 1840, the Melville is named for author Herman Melville who once spent a few weeks here.
Lush bougainvillea and a placid fountain in the inner courtyard at the Melville Hotel in Viejo Mazatlan. A former mansion built in 1840, the Melville is named for author Herman Melville who once spent a few weeks here. © Carolyn Patten, 2009
The Melville is no longer an assisted living facility, but a botique hotel open for anyone.
The entire process is, in Melville's view, an excellent example of an "ungulate irruption, compounded by human activity."
My favorite Melville is the short story "Bartleby the Scrivner."
State Department and sold by Verint Systems Inc., a politically well-connected firm based in Melville, N.Y., that specializes in electronic surveillance.
Moby Dick was a flop at the time, but Melville is remembered as the American Shakespeare.
I think he would have been impressed by the tattoo, but I also don't think his affection for Melville is as great as mine.
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