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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Herman Melville

1819-1891

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Herman Melville Marker
Inscription.
Author of
Moby Dick
lived here
in 1849

 
Erected 2005 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.427′ N, 0° 7.445′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Craven Street and Northumberland Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Craven Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Craven Street, City of Westminster, England WC2N 5NT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Franklin (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Turkish Gun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Battle of Britain Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Ho Chi Minh (approx. half a kilometer away); For His Majesty's Pleasure (approx. half a kilometer away); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park (approx. half a kilometer away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Ivor Novello (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Herman Melville (Wikipedia). "Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer,
Herman Melville Marker - Wide View, Looking North on Craven Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Herman Melville Marker - Wide View, Looking North on Craven Street
and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last 30 years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to biblical scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts." (Submitted on November 2, 2017.) 

2. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (Melville.org). "Call me Ishmael..." (Submitted on November 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Herman Melville image. Click for full size.
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, circa 1860
3. Herman Melville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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