[Friday Fave]: "The Happy Failure" By Herman Melville

[Friday Fave]: "The Happy Failure" By Herman Melville

By Audiobook Radio

Today’s episode is: a Friday replay of a wonderful story on success and morality by Herman Melville. This first aired early last year. Melville is best-known for his sea tale "Moby Dick", so it's apt that this short story takes place on a smaller body of water.

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More Context: Melville's character-building dialogue is expert here, as is his suspense-building. Some of the language is a bit racially charged, but bear in mind that this was more normal when this story was written, in the 1850s.

Story Genres: American fiction, Dialogue, suspense, drama, humor, Satire, Moralism.

Famous books by Mr. Melville

"Moby Dick" "Bartleby, the Scrivener"

And many others.

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