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Melville, Herman

Line breaks: Her¦man Mel|ville
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛlvɪl
 
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Definition of Melville, Herman in English:

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

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