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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

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The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )

268 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 5,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage irony and black humor as Melville's Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Recording )

281 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across the seven oceans
Typee by Herman Melville( Book )

486 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 4,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee - the 'eaters of men.'
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )

235 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Melville's own experiences, it explores the fascinating and often harrowing world of a naval fighting ship, the Neversink. The ship becomes for Melville a microcosm of America itself; its hierarchy, social divisions, and cruel practices suggest larger injustices, including slavery
Pierre : or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( Book )

203 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville scholar Hershel Parker has long believed that the psychological stature of Moby-Dick would best be understood in the light of the original, shorter version of Pierre, in his opinion "surely the finest psychological novel anyone had yet written in English." Moby-Dick and the reconstructed Pierre are at last revealed as complexly interlinked companion studies of the moods of thought - the Typee and Omoo of depth psychology. Furthermore, all Melville lovers will be challenged by Maurice Sendak's extraordinary pictures, which constitute a brilliantly provocative interpretation of Melville's study of moral and mental ambiguities
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

262 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--Jacket
Omoo; a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )

195 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A failed mutiny lands the narrator in a Tahitian jail where he and his companion, Doctor Long Ghost, are treated with curiosity and kindness. After their eventual release, the two embark on a series of adventures as they work at odd jobs, view traditional rites and customs on the island, and contrive an audience with the Tahitian queen. Thought-provoking, humorous glimpses of a vanished 19th-century world in the South Seas
Moby-Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )

141 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

122 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through exhaustive study of the manuscript, the editors have evolved the definitive text of Billy Budd, Sailor, which they present here together with extensive notes and commentary
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These three early novels are stirring romances of the South Seas; many of these fictional details resemble some of the events in Melville's own life in the early 1840s"--Jacket
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 2,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reburn is the story that relates a young man's initiation into the sailors life; White-Jacket is the story that is a semi-autobiographical account of experiences in the U.S. Navy; Moby-Dick, or the whale is the most famous of Melville's works, and tells the story of Ahab, a ship captain that has become obessed with the hunt for the whale he has named Moby-Dick
Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( Book )

109 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

134 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldier, sailor, prisoner of war, and spy, Israel Potter's lively career leads to encounters with historic figures such as Ben Franklin, John Paul Jones, and George III. Based on the memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran, this novel was acclaimed by The Village Voice as "hilarious, tender, expressive." This edition also includes Potter's autobiography, The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter. "--
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )

131 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of Melville's highly symbolic novel about a sailor who encounters bizarre countries and peoples in the South Pacific
Billy Budd by Herman Melville( Book )

258 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called the "Handsome Sailor" by the other sailors aboard the warship Bellipotent, Billy Budd is admired by all but Master-at-Arms Claggart, an envious man who plots to frame Billy for treason
Billy Budd, sailor and other stories by Herman Melville( Book )

115 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories deal with a slave rebellion, an obstinate copyist, an accidental murder, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and a bachelors' dinner party
Piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )

125 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: "Benito Cereno", an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
The battle-pieces of Herman Melville by Herman Melville( Book )

67 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) is the first book of poetry published by American author Herman Melville. The volume is dedicated "To the Memory of the Three Hundred Thousand Who in the War For the Maintenance of the Union Fell Devotedly Under the Flag of Their Country" and its 72 poems deal with the battles and personalities of the American Civil War and their aftermath. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )

240 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt
 
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Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither
Alternative Names
Arminius Melville

German Melvill

Herman Melville

Herman Melville Amerikaans onderwijzer (1819-1891)

Herman Melville amerikai író

Herman Melville amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dichter und Essayist

Herman Melville amerykański powieściopisarz, poeta i eseista

Herman Melville écrivain américain

Herman Melville novel·lista, contista, assaigista i poeta estatunidenc

Herman Melville novelista, cuentista, ensayista i poeta estadounidense

Herman Melville romancier, essayiste et poète américain

Herman Melville scrittore statunitense

Hermann Melville

Hermans Melvils

Mai-erh-wei-erh, Ho-erh-man 1819-1891

Melvil , Cherman

Melvil, Cherman 1819-1891

Melṿil, Herman 1819-1891

Melvill , German

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Melville H.

Melville, H. 1819-1891

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Melville Hermann

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Melyil, Herman 1819-1891

Meville, Herman

Meville, Herman 1819-1891

Milfīl, Hirmān 1819-1891

Tarnmoor , Salvator R.

Tarnmoor, Salvator R. 1819-1891

Virginian spending July in Vermont 1819-1891

Χέρμαν Μέλβιλ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Герман Мелвилл американский писатель

Герман Мелвіл

Герман Мелвілл

Мелвил, Герман 1819-1891

Мелвилл, Герман 1819-1891

Херман Мелвил

Ҳерман Мелвил

Հերման Մելվիլ

הרמן מלוויל

מלוויל, הרמאן

מלוויל, הרמן

מלוויל, הרמן 1819־1891

מלויל, הרמן

מלויל, הרמן 1819-1891

ملفل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ملفيل, هرمان.

ملفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ملفيل، هرمن، 1819-1891

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ميلفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891

ميلفيل، هيرمن، 1819-1891

ميلڤيل، هرمن

هرمان ملفل، 1819-1891

هرمان ملفيل

هرمان ملویل

هرمن ملفيل، 1819-1891

ھێرمێن مێلڤێل

হারমান মেলভিল

ਹਰਮਨ ਮੈਲਵਿਲ

ஏர்மன் மெல்வில்

ഹെർമൻ മെൽവിൽ

เฮอร์แมน เมลวิลล์

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메빌, 헤르만 1819-1891

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멜빌, H. 1819-1891

멜빌, 허만 1819-1891

멜빌, 허맨 1819-1891

멜빌, 허먼 1819-1891

허먼 멜빌

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ハーマン・メルヴィル

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メルヴィル, H.

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メルビル

赫尔曼·梅尔维尔

靴曼梅爾維爾

麥爾維爾 1819-1891

麦尓维尓, 赫尓曼

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Moby DickTypeeWhite-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-warPierre : or, The ambiguitiesMoby-DickOmoo; a narrative of adventures in the South SeasBilly Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative)Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither