Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Herman Melville was born in New York in 1819, into a wealthy
merchant family. At the age of twelve, however, he was compelled to leave  schoo l b y his fathe r’s  de ath and the  difficult financial conditions of his family. He took various jobs and in 1839,following his restless nature, he signed on a merchant ship and from then on he travelled widely and experienced all kind of adventures. In 1841, he sailed on his first voyage as a member of the crew of the whaling ship Acu shn e t. At that time whale-hunting was a flourishing industry in America, but life and discipline on a whaler were hard. So in – segue nel file da scaricare