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The Essex and the whale : Melville's Leviathan library and the birth of Moby-Dick

Author: R D Madison
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consists of excerpts from books read by Melville on whaling and whales with an introduction on his use of these sources to write Moby Dick.

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Madison, R.
Essex and the Whale: Melville's Leviathan Library and the Birth of Moby-Dick.
Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, ©2016
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R D Madison
ISBN: 9781440850080 1440850089
OCLC Number: 945698120
Notes: Consists of excerpts from books read by Melville on whaling and whales with an introduction on his use of these sources to write Moby Dick.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Swimming through Libraries; Further Reading; A Note on the Texts; Illustrations; Herman Melville, ""Chapter 45: The Affidavit, "" Moby-Dick or the Whale (1851); Owen Chase, Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex (1821); Jeremiah N. Reynolds, ""Mocha Dick; Or the White Whale of the Pacific: A Leaf from a Manuscript Journal"" (1839); From ""Gallapagos Islands; Prizes, "" David Porter, Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean (1815). From Francis Allyn Olmsted, Incidents of a Whaling Voyage (1841)From Frederick Debell Bennett, Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe (1840); From Charles H. Barnard, A Narrative of the Sufferings and Adventures of Capt. Charles H. Barnard, in a Voyage round the World (1836); From Charles Darwin, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1846); From J. Ross Browne, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise (1846); From Charles Wilkes, ""Currents and Whaling, "" Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition (1844). From Pierre Bayle, An Historical and Critical Dictionary (1710)From James Fenimore Cooper, The Pilot; A Tale of the Sea (1824) and The Sea Lions; or, the Lost Sealers (1849); From Nathaniel Ames, A Mariner's Sketches (1830); From ""Whales, "" Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843); From Henry Trumbull, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter (1824); C. Hamilton Smith, ""Whale, "" in John Kitto, Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature (1845). From William Scoresby, Account of the Arctic Regions, with a History and Description of the Northern Whale Fishery (1820)From Thomas Beale, The Natural History of the Sperm Whale (1839); From James Colnett, A Voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean, for the Purpose of Extending the Spermaceti Whale Fisheries (1798); From Horatio Hastings Weld, Ribs and Trucks, from Davy's Locker (1842); From William Dampier, A New Voyage round the World (1729); From Joseph C. Hart, Miriam Coffin, or the Whale-Fishermen (1834); From Obed Macy, The History of Nantucket (1835). From Henry T. Cheever, The Whale and His Captors or, The Whaleman's Adventures, and the Whale's Biography (1850); Herman Melville, Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (1876); Herman Melville's Sea Routes; Index.
Responsibility: R.D. Madison, editor [and introduction].

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