Melville : His World and Work

Melville : His World and Work

Description

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historian's perspective and a critic's insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded -- in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with friends like Nathaniel Hawthorne and with his literary cronies in Manhattan -- an incomparable chapter of American history. From the bawdy storytelling of Typee to the spiritual preoccupations building up to and beyond Moby Dick, Delbanco brilliantly illuminates Melville's life and work, and his crucial role as a man of American letters.


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Details

Author(s)
Andrew Delbanco
Format
Paperback | 415 pages
Dimensions
135 x 204 x 23mm | 408g
Publication date
12 Sep 2006
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0375702970
ISBN13
9780375702976
Bestsellers rank
533,773