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Unformatted text preview: year stint as a lecturer. 1863 Melville sells Arrowhead and returns to New York City. 1866 Melville publishes Battle Pieces, the first of his poetic works, and accepts a job as customs inspector for the Port of New York. Malcolm dies of a self-inflicted pistol wound. 1869 Stanwix goes to sea. 1876 Melville publishes Clarel. 1886 Stanwix Melville dies of tuberculosis in San Francisco. 1888 Melville publishes John Marr and Other Sailors and begins writing Billy Budd on November 16. 1891 Melville publishes Timoleon, then completes the manuscript for Billy Budd on April 19 and dies on September 28. 1924 Raymond Weaver is instrumental in the publication of Billy Budd....
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