Herman Melville: Cycle and Epicycle

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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 ...

Herman Melville: Cycle and Epicycle 1972, Greenwood, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780837165240

Revised edition