A Melville Timeline

A Melville Timeline - ship in Papeete Tahiti 1843 Melville...

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A Melville Timeline 1819  Herman Melville is born in New York City on August 1, the third child and second son of Allan  and Maria Gansevoort Melvill. 1830  The Melvill family moves to Albany. 1832  Allan Melvill dies. Maria and her eight children move to Albany to be closer to the Gansevoorts. 1838  Melville enrolls at Lansingburgh Academy to study engineering and surveying. 1839  Melville sails for Liverpool aboard the  St. Lawrence  and returns four months later. 1841  Melville sails from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, aboard the whaler  Acushnet  on January 3. 1842  Melville and Richard Tobias Greene jump ship in the Marquesas Islands. In July, he sails  aboard the whaler  Lucy Ann  for Tahiti and is involved in a crew rebellion. In September, he jumps 
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Unformatted text preview: ship in Papeete, Tahiti. 1843 Melville does odd jobs in Honolulu before enlisting in the U.S. Navy aboard the frigate United States. 1844 Melville is discharged from the Navy in Boston in October. 1846 Melville publishes Typee . 1847 Melville publishes Omoo . He marries Elizabeth Shaw and settles in New York City. 1848 Melville publishes Redburn . He journeys to Europe. 1849 Melville publishes Mardi . His son Malcolm is born. 1850 Melville publishes White-Jacket . He purchases "Arrowhead," a farm outside Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and forms a friendship with his neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne....
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