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This Herman Melville biography will introduce you the fascinating author of Moby Dick.

Herman Melville Biography

Melville’s Early Life Herman Melville (1819–1891), American author, was born in New York City on the 1st of August 1819, the son of a commission merchant and importer of French dry goods who lived...

Henry James biography

Henry James Biography

Early life Henry James (1843–1916⁠), American author, was born in New York on the 15th of April 1843. His father was Henry James (1811–1882), a theological writer of great originality, from whom both he...

Bill Nye's Postmaster pays strict attention to business.

A Resign by Bill Nye

This tongue-in-cheek letter of resignation was written by humorist Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye, and appeared in Bill Nye’s Red Book in 1906. A RESIGN. |Postoffice Divan, Laramie City, W. T., Oct. 1, 1883. To the...

The Village Blacksmith by Longfellow

The Village Blacksmith by Longfellow

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms...

Nathaniel Hawthorne Resources

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist, most famous for his books The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources on the Excellence in Literature site include: The House of...

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.

Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910) With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was — a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources:...

Washington Irving Biography

Washington Irving Biography

Irving’s family Boyhood European travels Rising fame Love and poverty Tragedy, memorialized Literature as a profession Home at Sunnyside Minister to Spain Personal appearance and character End of life Sources Other resources Washington Irving...

Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick and other adventures.

Herman Melville Resources

Herman Melville (1819–1891) led a remarkably interesting life and his stories of the sea are colored by his personal experiences. He is most famous for his masterpiece, Moby Dick. Herman Melville biography You may...