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Herman Melville : a biography

Autore: Hershel Parker
Editore: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996-©2002.
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Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Biographies
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Parker, Hershel.
Herman Melville.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996-
(OCoLC)605946517
Persona incaricata: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Hershel Parker
ISBN: 0801854288 9780801854286 0801868920 9780801868924
Numero OCLC: 34663299
Riconoscimenti: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award (volume 2), 2002.
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award (volume 1), 1996.
Descrizione: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Volume 1:1819-1851 --
The flight of the patrician Wastrel and his second son: 1830 --
Herman Melvill's world, 1819-1830: Manhattan, Albany, Boston --
"The terrors of death": Albany, 1831-1832 --
The "cholera year": 1832-1833 --
In the shadow of the young furrier: Herman as clerk, 1833-1835 --
Clerk, farmer, teacher, polemicist: 1836 --
May 1838 --
Herman in Lansingburgh: full-grown and useless, May 1838 --
May 1839 --
Sailor and schoolteacher: 1839-1840 --
West to seek his fortune: 1840 --
The first year of whaling: 1841 --
Whaler and runaway: 1842 --
Beachcomber and whaler: 1842-1843 --
Lahaina and Honolulu: 1843 --
Ordinary seaman on the United States: 1843-1844 --
Home but not home: October 1844 --
The sailor, the orator, and the grand contested election: 1844 --
Catching up: 1844 --
The sailor and the writing desk: 1844-1845 --
A manuscript but no publisher: 1845 --
A modern Crusoe: 1846 --
International author and the man of the family: 1846 --
The resurrection of Toby: 1846 --
Winning Elizabeth Shaw and winning the Harpers: 1846 --
Office-seeker and reviewer: 1847 --
Triumphant author, triumphant lover: 1847 --
Scandal and marriage: 1847 --
Newlyweds in New York City: 1847 --
Mardi as island-hopping symposium: 1847-1848 --
Dollars be damned: "the red year forty-eight" --
Malcolm and the fate of Mardi: 1849 --
Redburn and White-jacket: summer 1849 --
London and a peek at continental life: fall 1849 --
The breaching of Mocha Dick: January 1850 --
Hiding out on the cannibal island: February --
June 1850 --
Pittsfield and Hawthorne: June --
7 August 1850 --
Hawthorne and his Mosses: 8 August --
September 1850 --
Writing at Arrowhead: October 1850 --
mid-January 1851 --
Damned by dollars: mid January --
1 May 1851 --
The final dash at The whale: May --
September 1851 --
Melville in triumph: The whale and the kraken, September --
November 1851 --
Volume 2: 1851-1891 --
Crowned and blindsided: November --
December 1851 --
"Mad Christmas": December 1851 --
The kraken version of Pierre: November --
December 1851 --
Melville crosses the Rubicon: January 1852 --
Riichard Bentley: The whale and Pierre, January --
May 1852 --
Fool's paradise and the furies unleashed: June --
September 1852 --
The isle of the cross: September 1852 --
June 1853 --
The magazinist: idealist turned would-be stoic, July 1853 --
January 1854 --
The shift away from Herman and Arrowhead: January --
March 1854 --
Tortoises and Israel Potter: 1854 --
"Benito cereno": early 1855 --
The confidence man's masquerade: Melville as national satirist, June 1855 --
January 1856 --
Foreclosing on friendship: confession and shame, February --
October 1856 --
Liverpool and the levant: late 1856 --
February 1857 --
Rome to Liverpool, and home: February --
April 1857 --
"Statues in Rome": May 1857 --
February 1858 --
"The South Seas": March 1858 --
Spring 1859 --
The poet and the last lecture, "Travel": summer 1859 --
early 1960 --
An epic poet on the Metoer: May --
October 1860 --
The dream of Florence, a state funeral, and war: November 1860 --
December 1861 --
A humble quest for an aesthetic credo: January --
April 1862 --
Farewell to Arrowhead and the overthrow of Jehu: April --
December 1862 --
Displacements: January --
June 1863 --
Wartime second honeymoon and Manhattan: summer --
fall 1863 --
The war poet's scout toward Aldie: 1864 --
Two years --
of war and dubious peace: 1865-1866 --
Battle-pieces: poet, poems, reviewers, 1866 --
The deputy inspector amid domestic maelstroms: 1867 --
A snug harbor for the Melvilles: late 1867-1868 --
The man who had known Hawthorne: 1869 --
Wall Street, and "Jerusalem": 1870 --
The last mustering of the clan and "The wilderness": 1871 --
Death, Death, and flight to a snug harbor: 1872 --
A family in disarray, and "Mar Saba": 1873 --
The new generation, and "Bethlehem": 1874-1875 --
Clarel: Melville's centennial epic, 1876 --
"Old fogy" and imaginary companions: 1877-1879 --
The shadow at the feasts: 1880-1885 --
Fragments in a writing desk: 1886-1891 --
In and out of the house of the tragic poet: 1886-1891.
Responsabilità: Hershel Parker.
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Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity.

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