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Herman Melville (01/08/1819-28/91891), 8,606 works in 25,508 publications in 60 languages and 542,324 library holdings.
Most widely held works by Herman Melville
Most widely held works by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
3,563 editions published between 1850 and 2022 in 55 languages and held by 41,781 libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( file )
630 editions published between 1846 and 2020 in 22 languages and held by 10,231 libraries worldwide
The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee – the ‘eaters of men.’
The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )
280 editions published between 1857 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 7,329 libraries worldwide
Savage irony and black humor as Melville’s Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857
Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( file )
213 editions published between 1855 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 5,195 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the Herman Melville novel, “Israel Potter–His Fifty Years of Exile” and includes a detailed account of the composition, publication, and critical history of the book
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Sound Recording )
394 editions published between 1949 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 4,896 libraries worldwide
Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the tremendous white whale across the seven oceans
Billy Budd by Herman Melville( file )
282 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 4,596 libraries worldwide
The complete text of the novel and of the unpublished short story Billy Budd, Sailor
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
215 editions published between 1849 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 3,488 libraries worldwide
Presented as narratives of his own South Sea experiences, Melville’s first two books had roused incredulity in many readers. Their disbelief, he declared, had been “the main inducement” in altering his plan for his third book, Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849). Melville wanted to exploit the “rich poetical material” of Polynesia and also to escape feeling “irked, cramped, & fettered” by a narrative of facts. “I began to feel . . . a longing to plume my pinions for a flight,” he told his English publisher. This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author’s intention as surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of all editions publishing during Melville’s lifetime, it incorporates author corrections and many emendations made by the present editors. This edition of Mardi is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America). — Amazon.com
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( file )
259 editions published between 1856 and 2021 in 15 languages and held by 3,346 libraries worldwide
A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship
Typee: a peep at Polynesian life; Omoo: a narrative of adventures in the South Seas; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 3,239 libraries worldwide
Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author’s Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual
White-jacket: or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( file )
72 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in English and held by 3,142 libraries worldwide
Herman Melville wrote White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War, during two months of intense work in the summer of 1849. He drew upon his memories of naval life, having spent fourteen months as an ordinary seaman aboard a frigate as it sailed the Pacific and made the homeward voyage around Cape Horn. Already that same summer, Melville had written Redburn, and he regarded the books as “two jobs, which I have done for money–being forced to it, as other men are to sawing wood.” The reviewers were not as hard on White-Jacket as Melville himself was. The English liked its praise of British seamen. The Americans were more interested in Melville’s attack on naval abuses, particularly flogging, and his advocacy of humanitarian causes. Soon Melville was acclaimed the best sea writer of the day. Part autobiography, part epic fiction, White-Jacket remains a brilliantly imaginative social novel by one of the great writers of the sea. This text of the story is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
Staying in one of the holiday parks in Dorset? We have some great ideas for family water adventures filled with activities that both parents and kids will love.
Many superb holiday parks in Dorset are based within a stone’s throw of the towering cliffs, rugged coastlines and endless stretches of ocean that make this region a paradise of the adventure-seeking family. If you’re looking to really make a splash with your family holiday this year, we’ve picked out some incredible water adventures to try your hand at.
If you’re looking for an amazing excursion that will thrill parents and children alike, you should consider sea kayaking along the Jurassic Coast. One of the best places to try is Middle Beach at Studland Bay, where Fore/Adventure runs kayak trips out to the striking geological landmark of Old Harry Rocks. With options suited to any level of experience, they also offer the opportunity to fish and forage seafood from your kayak, and even cook up a fresh fish supper on the beach afterwards!
Once you’ve all got a taste for the ocean with a kayak trip, maybe it’s time to take a look at the world beneath the waves with a snorkelling adventure. Brave the seas of the Jurassic Coast and you’ll be amazed at the sights you can discover.
Some places offer a combined snorkelling and kayaking experience, while Kimmeridge Bay has a trail of buoys for snorkelers to follow during the summer months, taking you and the kids through an exciting range of undersea environments. Seize the chance to immerse yourselves in another world and get some good exercise, too.
While Dorset may not make for the ideal surfing spot, one sport that offers the opportunity for embarrassing wipeouts in front of the kids is paddleboarding. It’s a great way for the whole family to get the blood pumping and put their balance and flexibility to the test – and likely end up in the water once or twice, too.
Paddleboarding has taken off in recent years, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding somewhere to try it out, no matter which of the holiday parks in Dorset you’re staying at.
Although many of the holiday parks in Dorset are right by the coast, you don’t need to limit yourself to the ocean waves if you’re on the lookout for watery adventures. Some of the most adrenaline-fuelled action in the county can be found in its water parks.
Dorset Waterpark in Corfe Castle challenges you and the kids to take on a punishing outdoor obstacle course with a unique twist – the entire thing is floating on water. The attraction consists of a pair of lakes kitted out with inflatable assault courses, and the whole family will have to push themselves to the limits to conquer them, before cooling off with a quick dip in the water – intentional or not!
And for somewhere with a little less exertion but just as much excitement, Splashdown Waterpark, appropriately located in Poole, is the place to go for a range of pulse-pounding rides and slides suitable for all ages and abilities.
Whatever activity takes your fancy, there are so many shoreside holiday parks in Dorset that a trip to the Jurassic Coast means you’re never far from a water adventure.