Free Books for Herman Melville’s Birthday


By Jason Boog Comment

Happy birthday, Herman Melville!

To celebrate, we rounded up free books by the great author, including Moby Dick, Or, The Whale. 

In addition, Project Gutenberg has a great collection of other free eBooks by Melville. We’ve linked to these individual titles below–you can download the correct format for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad and many other devices.

Free Herman Melville eBooks

Bartleby, the Scrivener

The Piazza Tales


The Confidence-Man

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

White Jacket

Pierre; or The Ambiguities

Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas

Redburn. His First Voyage

Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I

Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II

I and My Chimney

John Marr and Other Poems

Israel Potter