Herman Melville, Craven St, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
N 51° 30.396 W 000° 07.458
30U E 699562 N 5710084
Quick Description: Herman Melville was an American writer, most famous for his novel Moby Dick.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 9:28:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VQV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
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Long Description:

Herman Melville was an American author, best-known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece Moby Dick (1851). The work was only recognized as a masterpiece 30 years after Melville's death. [3]

According to Americanheritage.com [2] Melville spent a couple of months in 1949 at No. 25 Craven St while he tried to find an English publisher for his novel White-Jacket.

The Plaque reads Herman Melville 1819-1891 Author of Moby Dick lived here in 1849

  1. Wikipedia Herman Melville
  2. Americanheritage.com An article on Benjamin Franklin's house, just up the road, that mentions Melville's residence.
  3. Pegasus biography of Melville.
Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: Herman Melville

Physical Address:
25 Craven St
London,
WC2


Web Address: [Web Link]

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