Melville: His World and Work

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Herman Melville was born into a family that in the fledgling republic had lost both money and status. Toughened at sea as a young man, he returned home to chronicle the deepest crises of his time while forever shaping our literature with Moby-Dick, "Bartleby, the Scrivener," Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd. Delbanco traces Melville's growth from the bawdy storytelling of Typee through the spiritual preoccupations building up to Moby-Dick, and the profound disillusionment of later works. He uncovers autobiographical traces ...

Melville: His World and Work 2006, Vintage, New York

ISBN-13: 9780375702976

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Melville: His World and Work 2006, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330371087

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Melville: His World and Work 2005, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375403149

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