Arrowhead (Herman Melville House)

Arrowhead (Herman Melville House)

Arrowhead, also known as the Herman Melville House, was the home of American author Herman Melville during his most productive years, 1850–1863. In this house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Melville wrote some of his major work: the novels Moby-Dick, Pierre (dedicated to nearby Mount Greylock), The Confidence-Man, and Israel Potter; a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales including "Benito Cereno" and "Bartleby the Scrivener"; all the other magazine stories, such as "I and My Chimney" and "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids"; and some of his poetry. It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and is open as a museum.

Read more about Arrowhead (Herman Melville House):  Construction and Early History, Melville in Pittsfield, Museum

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