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Unformatted text preview: Without reestablishing himself in the literary community, Melville died on September 28, 1891. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the north Bronx; his obituary occupied only three lines in the New York Post. Billy Budd, the unfinished text which some critics classify as containing his most incisive characterization, remained unpublished until 1924. This work, along with his journals and letters, a few magazine sketches, and Raymond M. Weaver's biography, revived interest in Melville's writings in 1920. Melville's manuscripts are currently housed in the Harvard collection. 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. Allan Melvill dies....
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