Herman Melville

Moby Dick, or the Whale


Read by Stewart Wills


Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel …

Typee


Read by Michael Scherer


Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a …

Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street.


Read by Bob Tassinari


"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by Herman Melville. The story first appeared, anonymously, in Pu…

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade


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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on Ap…

Benito Cereno


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On an island off the coast of Chile, Captain Amaso Delano, sailing an American sealer, sees the San Dominick, a Spanish slave ship, in obvio…

Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2)


Read by Bob Neufeld


Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymo…

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas


Read by TriciaG


Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leavi…

White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War


Read by James K. White


This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities…

Redburn: His First Voyage


Read by James K. White


Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head…

Sea Stories


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Most of us have passed through a period of life during which we have ardently longed to be, if not actually a rover, a buccaneer, or a pirat…

The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles


Read by James K. White


The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists…

Short Story Collection Vol. 053


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A collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including short stories by Melville, Bla…

Moby Dick (Extrait)


Read by René Depasse


Quand il parut en 1851, Moby Dick, le roman de l’écrivain américain Herman Melville n’eut aucun succès. Cent ans plus…

Selections from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War


Read by Clark University


Published in 1866, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War is a collection of poems about the Civil War by Herman Melville. Many of the poems a…

Mardi Vol. 2


Read by James K. White


Mardi is Melville's first purely fictional work. In it he contemplates man's beliefs, and questions whether or not one faith has value over …

37 American Poems


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Here are 37 distinctively American poems, covering the mid-17th - early 20th Centuries, from Anne Bradstreet to Dorothy Parker's sole PD wor…

Short Poetry Collection 096


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the months of April and May 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 120


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2013.

Short Poetry Collection 126


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This is a collection of 20 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2013.

Short Poetry Collection 067


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 067: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Short Poetry Collection 106


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 167


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This is a collection of 36 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 155


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 027


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 027: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 084


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This is an open collection of poems for the months of November and December 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 108


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 055


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 055: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 075


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This a collection of poems recorded by LibriVox volunteers during the month of January 2009.