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The Civil War world of Herman Melville

Author: Stanton Garner
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Melville during the Civil War era examines his attitudes about the war and his writings during and about the period.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garner, Stanton.
Civil War world of Herman Melville.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1993
(OCoLC)624379628
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanton Garner
ISBN: 0700606025 9780700606023
OCLC Number: 27725410
Description: xii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Before the fall, 1859-1861 --
War, 1861 --
The anaconda and the asp, 1861-1862 --
Wreck and wrack, 1862 --
Defeat, dander, and victory, 1862-1863 --
Farewell to Berkshire, 1863-1864 --
A portrait of the artist as a man of war, 1864 --
De year ob jubilo, 1864-1865 --
Battle-pieces, 1865-1866 --
Postscript, 1866.
Responsibility: Stanton Garner.

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This work sets out to place the writing and the life of Herman Melville in the context of the time of the American Civil War. It draws upon complexities and apparent contradictions in his personal  Read more...

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