Happy 200th Birthday to Herman Melville

August 1st marks the 200th birthday of Herman Melville, author of the classic novel Moby Dick.  Celebrate with one of these great books inspired by the occasion.

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The divine magnet : Herman Melville's letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville The divine magnet : Herman Melville's letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne cover image
Mighty Moby Ed Young Mighty Moby cover image
Moby-Dick, or, The whale Herman Melville Moby-Dick, or, The whale cover image
Moby Dick Herman Melville Moby Dick cover image
The whale : in search of the giants of the sea Philip Hoare The whale : in search of the giants of the sea cover image
And the ocean was our sky Patrick Ness And the ocean was our sky cover image
Billy Budd, sailor Billy Budd, sailor cover image
Jamrach's menagerie : a novel Carol Birch Jamrach's menagerie : a novel cover image
The cultural lives of whales and dolphins Hal Whitehead The cultural lives of whales and dolphins cover image
The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years J G M Thewissen The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years cover image
The North water : a novel Ian McGuire The North water : a novel cover image
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick George Cotkin Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick cover image
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick Michael Shelden Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick cover image
The whale : a love story Mark Beauregard The whale : a love story cover image
The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic Russell Fielding The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic cover image
Native American whalemen and the world : indigenous encounters and the contingency of race Nancy Shoemaker Native American whalemen and the world : indigenous encounters and the contingency of race cover image
The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir Justin Hocking The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir cover image
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville. cover image
The exceptionalist state and the state of exception : Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor William V Spanos The exceptionalist state and the state of exception : Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor cover image
Silver Bay : a novel Jojo Moyes Silver Bay : a novel cover image
Billy Budd, Bartleby, and other stories Herman Melville Billy Budd, Bartleby, and other stories cover image
Moby-Dick : or, the whale Herman Melville Moby-Dick : or, the whale cover image
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex cover image
Wreck of the whale ship Essex: the complete illustrated edition : the extraordinary and distressing memoir that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Owen Chase Wreck of the whale ship Essex: the complete illustrated edition : the extraordinary and distressing memoir that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick cover image
Big miracle Tom Rose Big miracle cover image
Whales and dolphins : Atlantic Canada & Northeast United States Tara Stevens Whales and dolphins : Atlantic Canada & Northeast United States cover image
"O'er the wide and tractless sea" : Original art of the Yankee whale hunt Michael P Dyer "O'er the wide and tractless sea" : Original art of the Yankee whale hunt cover image
Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator Jason M Colby Orca : how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator cover image
War of the whales : a true story Joshua Horwitz War of the whales : a true story cover image
Whipscars and tattoos : The last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori Geoffrey Sanborn Whipscars and tattoos : The last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori cover image
Beneath the heart of the sea : the sinking of the whaleship Essex Owen Chase Beneath the heart of the sea : the sinking of the whaleship Essex cover image
Why read Moby-Dick? Nathaniel Philbrick Why read Moby-Dick? cover image
The value of Herman Melville Geoffrey Sanborn The value of Herman Melville cover image
The hunted whale James P McGuane The hunted whale cover image
Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises Erich Hoyt Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises cover image
Puget Sound whales for sale : the fight to end orca hunting Sandra Pollard Puget Sound whales for sale : the fight to end orca hunting cover image
Whales : an illustrated celebration Kelsey Oseid Whales : an illustrated celebration cover image
The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century D Graham Burnett The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century cover image
Moby-Dick Moby-Dick cover image
The killing bay Chris Ould The killing bay cover image
Friday's harbor : a novel Diane Coplin Hammond Friday's harbor : a novel cover image
Genoa : a telling of wonders Paul C Metcalf Genoa : a telling of wonders cover image
Herman Melville Herman Melville cover image
The Rathbones : a novel Janice Clark The Rathbones : a novel cover image
Writing beyond prophecy : Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance Martin Kevorkian Writing beyond prophecy : Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance cover image
Warriors of the rainbow : a chronicle of the Greenpeace movement from 1971 to 1979 Robert Hunter Warriors of the rainbow : a chronicle of the Greenpeace movement from 1971 to 1979 cover image
Three American poets : Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville William C Spengemann Three American poets : Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville cover image
Moby Dick 1967- author Chabouté Moby Dick cover image
Stories of the sea Stories of the sea cover image
Beautiful whale Bryant Austin Beautiful whale cover image