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ISBN-10: 0393972836

ISBN-13: 9780393972832

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Anniversary)

Authors: Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker

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Aimed at young readers, this adventure-themed collection of adapted classic books will entertain youngsters with characters and storylines that seek to foster their love for reading. These classics are a great way for young readers to start building their very own library. Orientado al pu blico infantil-juvenil, esta coleccio n de obras cla sicas de aventura busca entretener a lectores jo venes con personajes e historias que fomentara n su amor por la lectura. Estos libros cla sicos son la manera perfecta para que los jo venes empiecen su propia biblioteca.
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Book details

List price: $15.65
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books…