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Melville

Herman. 1819--91, US novelist and short-story writer. Among his works, Moby Dick (1851) and Billy Budd (written 1891, published 1924) are outstanding

Melville

 

an island in the Timor Sea, off the northern coast of Australia. Area, about 6,200 sq km. Population, about 500. Elevation, to 258 m. The island is covered with mixed deciduous-evergreen monsoon forest.


Melville

 

an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (in the Queen Elizabeth Islands). Area, about 43,000 sq km. Com-posed of ancient crystalline rocks, the island has strongly dissected topography. Elevation, to 1,080 m. The shores are steep and deeply indented by gulfs and bays. The vegetation is that of the arctic desert. The island is uninhabited.


Melville

 

a peninsula in northern Canada between Foxe Basin in the east and Committee Bay in the west. The surface is a hilly peneplain on a crystalline foundation. Elevation, to 558 m. The vegetation is chiefly moss-lichen tundra. The Eskimo settlement of Repulse Bay is located in the south.

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Melville

 

a bay of Baffin Bay, off the western coast of Green-land. Width at the entrance, about 300 km. Maximum depth, more than 1,000 m. The coast of one-third of the bay is formed by inland ice, from which numerous icebergs break off.

References in classic literature ?
Melville died at his home in New York City early on the morning of September 28, 1891.
At any rate, the book was accepted by him on the assurance of Gansevoort Melville that it contained nothing not actually experienced by his brother.
The manuscript was printed in a complete form in England, and created much discussion on this account, Melville being accused of bitterness; but he asserted his lack of prejudice.
The success of his first volume encouraged Melville to proceed in his work, and 'Omoo,' the sequel to 'Typee,' appeared in England and America in l847.
In a prefatory note to 'Mardi' (1849), Melville declares that, as his former books have been received as romance instead of reality, he will now try his hand at pure fiction.
In'White-Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War' (1850), Melville almost regained it.
With 'Moby Dick; or, the Whale' (1851), Melville reached the topmost notch of his fame.
Moby Dick' appeared, and Melville enjoyed to the full the enhanced reputation it brought him.
Melville contributed several short stories to Putnam's Monthly and Harper's Magazine.
Melville during his last illness, there are several fine lyrics.
Melville would have been more than mortal if he had been indifferent to his loss of popularity.
division of Estee Lauder at Melville Corporate Center I, 105 Maxess Road.