Herman Melville (1819–1891)


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Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Enigma of Benito Cereno, Moby Dick and The Sea Beast (1926). He was married to Elizabeth Shaw. He died on September 28, 1891 in New York City. See full bio »

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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 (based on the novel "Moby Dick")
 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 and the Secret of 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 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (excerpt - 1 episode)
 2000 Moby Dick (Short) (novel "Moby Dick")
 1999 War is Kind: Poetry of the Civil War (Video) (poetry written by)
 1999 Beau travail (story "Billy Budd, Sailor")
 1999 Pola X (novel "Pierre, or, the Ambiguities")
 1998 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (novel)
 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 short) (novel)
 1993 Bartleby ou Les hommes au rebut (Short) (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 1988 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 The White Whale of Mu (TV Series) (novel)
 1978 Moby Dick (writer)
 1977 Bartleby the Scrivener (TV Movie) (original story)
 1977 Moby-Dick (TV Movie) (novel)
 1976/I Bartleby (short story)
 1974 Los libros (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Un hombre contra el sol (1974) ... (novel)
 1972 Mobi Dik (TV Movie) (novel "Moby Dick")
  Hora once (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1972) (author - 1 episode, 1972)
- Billy Budd (1972) ... (novel)
- Bartleby (1972) ... (author)
 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)
 1969 Bartleby (Short) (story "Bartleby the Scrivener")
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Benito Cereno (1967) ... (story)
 1966 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (from the story by)
 1966 Pisar Bartleby (TV Movie) (story)
 1965 Enchanted Isles (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" - uncredited)
 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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(January 7 to February 7, 1965) His novel, "Billy Budd," was adapted by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Tom Ligon (Billy Budd), Ned Beatty, Robert Prosky, Rene Auberjonois, Byrne Piven, George Ebeling, Ronny Cox, Anthony Zerbe, Richard McKenzie, Mel Zimmer, John Milligan, ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
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Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope. See more »

Trivia:

The ubiquitous cartoon character "Nude Dude", who advertised the eponymous brand of truss in comic books and men's magazines in the 1950s, was based on a linocut portrait of Herman Melville from the cover-art of his 1849 novel "Redburn". The complete title of the autobiographical bildungsroman cum adventure tale, published in two volumes in 1849, was "Redburn: His First Voyage, Being the ... See more »

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