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A Melville Timeline

A Melville Timeline - United States 1844 Melville is...

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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 Melville. 1830 The Melville family moves to Albany. 1832 Allan Melville 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 New Bedford, Massachusetts, aboard the whaler  Acushnet  on January 3. 1842 Melville and Richard Tobias Greene jump ship in the Marquesas Islands. In July, Melville sails  aboard the whaler  Lucy Ann  for Tahiti and is involved in a crew rebellion. In September, he jumps  ship in Papeete, Tahiti. 1843 Melville does odd jobs in Honolulu before enlisting in the U.S. Navy aboard the frigate 
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Unformatted text preview: 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. 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 of a heart attack on September 28. 1924 Raymond Weaver is instrumental in the publication of Billy Budd....
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