Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Death: 28th September 1891
Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
Cause of death:  Congestive heart failure
Photo taken by: Anthony22
But books by Herman Melville

American writer best known for the novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, became a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.