Herman Melville and Moby Dick Google Doodle Tribute: Legendary American writer Herman Melville was remembered on the 161st anniversary of his noted publication Moby Dick. The book has been a favorite for every generation ever since it was first written by Melville, and Moby Dick still continues to inspire the new age band.
Google paid tribute to the celebrated story book and its prolific writer in a creative Google doodle. The vintage like Google logo on display today shows a jolly white whale breathing water out, as a boat with passengers glides through. The color theme of today’s Moby Dick Google doodle is blue, white and vintage coral.
The doodle inspires one question in every mind: who was Herman Melville? The man lived almost two hundred years from now, and is still remembered by fans of literature around the world – the reason is his lovely and clear portrayal of stories.
Herman Melville was an American short story teller/writer, novelist, poet and essayist. He was born on August 1, 1819 in New York City. Herman was the third (out of eight) child of parents Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melville. His father was a well established commission merchant who worked abroad and imported dry French goods into the city.
It is little known that Melville’s 1841 voyage into the Pacific Ocean was an inspiration for his bestselling book Moby Dick. Melville released his debut novel Type : A Peep at Polynesian Life in 1846; the book was a bestseller that year. After that he released four other books, which were followed by the 1851 classic Moby Dick, also known as The Whale.
Herman Melville wrote eleven more books in his lifetime; summing up the total to over sixteen books. His final book was an unfinished project titled Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative); it was published in 1924.
Melville died on September 28, 1891 in New York City at the age of 72.