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Herman Melville, 1851-1891 A Biography

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ISBN-10: 0801881862

ISBN-13: 9780801881862

Edition: 2002

Authors: Hershel Parker

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Having left most of Moby-Dick with a printer in 1851, Herman Melville lamented to Nathaniel Hawthorne that he would go down in history as a "man who lived among the cannibals!" Until his death in 1891, Melville was known as the author of Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847)--both semiautobiographical travel books, and literary sensations because of Melville's sensual description of the South Sea islanders. (A transatlantic furor raged over whether the books were fact or fiction.) His most famous character was Fayaway--not Captain Ahab, not the White Whale, not Bartleby, and definitely not Billy Budd, whose story remained unpublished until 1924. Herman Melville, 1819-1851 is the first of a…    
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 1.93" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Flight of the Patrician Wastrel and His Second Son: 1830
Herman Melvill's World, 1819--1830: Manhattan, Albany, Boston
""The Terrors of Death"": Albany, 1831--1832
The ""Cholera Year"":1832--1833
In the Shadow of the Young Furrier: Herman as Clerk, 1833--1835
Clerk, Farmer, Teacher, Polemicist: 1836--May 1838
Herman in Lansingburgh: Full-grown and Useless, May 1838--May 1839
Sailor and Schoolteacher: 1839--1840
West to Seek His Fortune: 18