Famous Authors: Herman Melville - A Concise Biography

  |  35 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary overview of the life and background of Herman Melville (1819-1891). Melville, who was born in New York, became famous in his twenties by writing several well-received books about his time at sea, however this success was short-lived and he died in relative obscurity. His works, including his masterpiece, 'Moby Dick', became popular again in the 20th century.