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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.