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Melville, Herman

Syllabification: Mel·ville, Herman
Pronunciation: /ˈmelvəl, -ˌvil

Definition of Melville, Herman in English:

( 1819–91), US novelist and short-story writer. His experiences on a whaling ship formed the basis of several novels, notably Moby Dick (1851). Other notable works: White-Jacket (1850), The Confidence Man (1857), and Billy Budd (first published in 1924).

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