Herman Melville, author of the iconic early American novel Moby Dick, made $10,000 from writing in his lifetime. Today, he is revered as one of most brilliant prose stylists in literary history, as well as a master of the short story and novel forms, but it wasn't until a century after his birth that he began receiving the recognition he deserved. LibriVox is a democratic way to ensure the great novelist's mistreatment is never repeated.
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