Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. He is best known for his longest novel, Moby-Dick, which won recognition in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.
Among his stories are two set in the sailing navies. His works are not copyright in many countries and are available as free eBooks
|The life of a seaman onboard a nineteenth-century U. S. Navy frigate.
|The short career of a pressed seaman executed for mutiny. (short story)
AOS Other Nautical Fiction
|The classic story of Ahab's pursuit of the great white whale
|Redburn: His First Voyage
|Follows the young Wellingborough Redburn on his first journey at sea