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 herman melville

Herman Melville
1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891

Herman Melville was an American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick.

His first three books gained much contemporary attention, but after a fast-blooming literary success his popularity declined precipitously and never recovered during his lifetime.

When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten.

In the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.

 

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Truth

"Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges."

Herman Melville

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Hope

"Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity."

Herman Melville

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects."

Herman Melville

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

Herman Melville

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