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Herman Melville (1819–1891)


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Went to sea in his youth, as a cabin boy aboard the whaler 'Acushnet' (1841-42). He deserted his ship at the Marquesas Islands and lived among cannibals. Boarded the Australian whaler 'Lucy Ann' and left at Papeete, for a while becoming a beachcomber. Returned to the U.S. signed on as a seaman aboard the frigate 'United States' (1843-44). His ... See more trivia »

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Moby Dick
Moby Dick Writer
(1956)
Beau travail
Beau travail Writer
(1999)
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Writer
(1998)
Billy Budd
Billy Budd Writer
(1962)

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 2016 Beer and Board Games (TV Series documentary) (book: Moby Dick - 1 episode)
- Dick - Moby Dick-based Card Game (2016) ... (book: Moby Dick)
 2013 Moby-Dick (based on: novel "Moby Dick; or, The Whale")
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 2011 Age of the Dragons (novel)
 2010 2010: Moby Dick (Video) (story)
 2010 Bartleby le scribe (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 2010 Bartleby - Geschichte der Wall Street (TV Movie) (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 2005 Moby Dick et le secret de Mu (TV Series) (novel)
 2004 Capitaine Achab (Short) (novel "Moby Dick")
 2003 Partanen (TV Movie) (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 2001 Bartleby (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 2000 Moby Dick (Short) (novel "Moby Dick")
 1999 Beau travail (story "Billy Budd, Sailor")
 1999 Pola X (novel "Pierre, or, the Ambiguities")
 1999 War is Kind: Poetry of the Civil War (Video) (poetry written by)
 1998 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (novel)
 1998 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (excerpt - 1 episode)
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (novel)
 1996 The Adventures of Moby Dick (Video) (novel)
 1993 Bartleby ou Les hommes au rebut (Short) (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 1988 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters: Moby-Dick and Captain Ahab - 1 episode)
- The White Whale (1986) ... (characters: Moby-Dick and Captain Ahab - uncredited)
 1978 Moby Dick (writer)
 1977 Moby-Dick (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 Bartleby the Scrivener (TV Movie) (original story)
 1976 Bartleby (short story)
 1974 Los libros (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Un hombre contra el sol (1974) ... (novel)
 1972 Hora once (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1972) ... (novel)
 1972 Mobi Dik (TV Movie) (novel "Moby Dick")
 1970/II Bartleby (story "Bartleby, the Scrivener; A Story of Wall-street")
 1970/I Bartleby (Short) (novel)
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Moby Tick (1970) ... (characters)
 1969 Benito Cereno (short story)
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Benito Cereno (1967) ... (story)
 1966 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (from the story by)
 1965 As Ilhas Encantadas (story "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles")
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Mr. Magoo's Moby Dick (1964) ... (novel)
 1964 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series) (novel "Israël Potter" - 1 episode)
- Le matelot de nulle part (1964) ... (novel "Israël Potter")
 1963 Bartleby (TV Movie)
 1962 Billy Budd (from the novel: "Billy Budd Foretopman")
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1959) ... (novel)
 1958 Enchanted Island (novel "Typee")
 1957 Bartleby l'écrivain (TV Movie) (short story)
 1957 Zwischen Meer und Himmel (TV Movie) (novel "Benito Cereno")
 1956 Moby Dick (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
 1955 Moby Dick Rehearsed (TV Movie) (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
 1955 Encounter (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1955) ... (novel)
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1955) ... (novel)
 1954 Moby Dick (TV Movie) (novel)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story "A Tale of the Enchanted Isles" - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1953)
- Turtle Island (1953) ... (story "A Tale of the Enchanted Isles")
- The Strange Mr. Bartleby (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1952) ... (novel)
 1949 Omoo-Omoo the Shark God (novel "Omoo")
 1935 Last of the Pagans (book "Typee" - uncredited)
 1931 Dämon des Meeres (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
 1930 Moby Dick (by)
 1926 The Sea Beast (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
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Other Works:

Novel: "Billy Budd, Foretopman" (filmed as Billy Budd (1962), Billy Budd (1998), Billy Budd (1988), The DuPont Show of the Month: Billy Budd (1959), Beau travail (1999), Encounter: Billy Budd (1955), Encounter: Billy Budd (1955), Schlitz Playhouse: Billy Budd (1952) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope. See more »

Trivia:

"Moby Dick" at the Lookingglass Theatre Company with The Actors Gymnasium in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Play Production. See more »

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Leo

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