Melville became so infatuated that he moved with his wife and family to the Berkshires to become Hawthorne's neighbour. Everything about Melville seems to illustrate the enigma of creativity.
He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a... Novelist, short story writer, and poet Herman Melville is best known for his novels of the sea, especially Moby-Dick and Billy Budd.