Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Romantacism and Literature
A brief Biography
Common themes and subject matter
Melville's constant themes and similar topics were mainly based around exotic voyages on the Ocean, they all were Exploration Adventure novels. Herman used his own experiences to write his novels, He was good at taking his own experiences and nature then incorporating it into his works. His experiences at sea inspired Moby Dick (Aushnet; Whaling), Typee (lived with Typee natives), Omoo, and Redburn (St. Lawrence).
Herman used his experiences when working as a crew member on the frigate USS United States to write Typee, Omoo, and White-Jacket.