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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death, he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick --largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public--was rediscovered in the 20th...See more

Personality Profile For Herman Melville

Herman Melville

The following is a personality profile of Herman Melville based on his work.

Herman Melville is unconventional and boisterous.

He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Herman Melville is also intermittent: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.


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