Melville: His World and Work

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The grandson of Revolutionary War heroes, 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 and quintessentially American - half New Yorker, half New Englander - 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 ...

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

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Melville: His World and Work 2006, Picador, London

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

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Melville: His World and Work 2005, Picador, London

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