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


Read by mb


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


Read by LibriVox Volunteers


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…

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…

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 …