Learn about Herman Melville and his books. Melville was a prominent novelist, short story writer, and poet of nineteenth century America. Included are links to sites about the writer’s life and the following works: “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” “Moby Dick,” “Billy Budd,” “The Confidence Man,” and “Typee,” as well as his poetry. There are eBooks, a lesson plan, a quiz, and discussion questions.
This is the official site of The Melville Society, an organization dedicated to scholarship on and appreciation of the works of Herman Melville. The site has internal links to society publications, conference news, multimedia, and an image gallery.
This lesson plan from Discovery Education includes discussion questions, suggested readings, links to whale-related websites, and vocabulary terms. The grade levels for these exercises are 9-12 and the length of the lesson is two class periods. NOTE: This site contains banner and sidebar ads.