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Herman Melville : a biography.

Author: Hershel Parker
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This two-volume project constitutes the most comprehensive biography of Melville ever published. Hershel Parker reveals with extraordinary precision the twisting turns and turmoil of Melville's life, from his Manhattan boyhood to his death.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hershel Parker
ISBN: 0801881854 9780801881855 0801854288 9780801854286 0801868920 9780801868924 0801881862 9780801881862
OCLC Number: 474731359
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Literature and Language 1997.
Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Biography and Autobiography 2003.
Description: 2 bd
Contents: Vol. 1. 1819-1851 --
Vol. 2. 1851-1891.
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Now, exploring the psychological narrative implicit in that mass of documents, Parker recreates episode after episode that will prove stunningly new, even to Melvilleans.  Read more...

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Unquestionably the most searching biography ever written on Herman Melville. -- Philip Weiss New York Times Magazine Professor Parker... is a sound, sensible biographer and so thorough that he will Read more...

 
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