Moby Dick Or The Whale

Moby Dick Or The Whale

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : The story of Captain Ahab's obssession with the great white whale that crippled him is presented in a specially designed edition


Herman Melville 1819 1851

Herman Melville 1819 1851

Author by : Hershel Parker
Language : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity.


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : Newton Arvin
Language : en
Publisher by : Grove Press
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Description : This compelling biography of Herman Melville, one of America's most enigmatic literary figures, recounts a life full of adventure, hardship, and moral conflict. The grandson of two wealthy Revolutionary War heroes, Melville spent the first years of his affluent childhood in New York City, until his father went suddenly bankrupt in 1830, moved the family upstate, and died shortly thereafter. Melville escaped to sea in his early twenties, sailing first to England, then to Polynesia, where he found himself fleeing from cannibals, joining a mutiny, and frolicking with naked islanders. Much of his writing was based on his nautical adventures, but his novels were, for the most part, unsuccessful and misunderstood. His only close friend was Nathaniel Hawthorne, to whom he dedicated Moby-Dick. Later in life, Melville had to accept work as a low-level customs agent to support his wife and children. Newton Arvin's eminently readable biography beautifully captures the troubled, often reclusive man whose major works include Typee, Omoo, "Bartleby the Scrivener," Billy Budd, and his indisputable masterpiece, Moby-Dick. This winner of the 1950 National Book Award, Herman Melville is "the wisest and most balanced single piece of writing on Melville" -- The New York Times "....a superb exercise of critical scholarship and an ornament to American letters." -- Saturday Review of Literature


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : Harold Bloom
Language : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Total Read : 37
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Description : Presents a selection of important older literary criticism of selected works by Herman Melville.


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : Hershel Parker
Language : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Total Read : 20
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Description : The first of a two-volume biography of Melville traces his life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of Moby-Dick.


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : David Kirby
Language : en
Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Total Read : 79
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Description : Neither, strictly, a critical analysis nor a biography, this study can be considered a biography of a career, an examination of the external events and internal development and motivations of Melville's life and work. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : Brian Higgins
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This volume reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891.


Correspondence

Correspondence

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Northwestern University Press
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Description : Presents a collection of the writings of Herman Melville.


Herman Melville 1851 1891

Herman Melville 1851 1891

Author by : Hershel Parker
Language : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
Total Download : 435
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Description : Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity