Melville Stories

by: Herman Melville

Context Quiz

Further study Context Quiz

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Where was Herman Melville born in 1819?

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Which other prominent American writer did Melville befriend in a relationship of mutual influence?

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Melville began to write his short stories after the release and commercial failure of which novel?

4 of 5
What intellectual school shaped the anti-slavery politics of “Beneto Cereno”?

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Approximately how long after Melville’s 1891 death did critics “rediscover” his work and rescue him from obscurity?