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Melville : his world and work

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and career of American author Herman Melville, uncovering autobiographical elements in his diverse works, discussing the historical and cultural implications of his writing, and assessing his accomplishments as a writer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delbanco, Andrew, 1952-
Melville.
New York : Knopf, c2005
(OCoLC)607577356
Online version:
Delbanco, Andrew, 1952-
Melville.
New York : Knopf, c2005
(OCoLC)608408304
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Delbanco
ISBN: 0375403140 9780375403149
OCLC Number: 57529795
Description: xxiii, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Melville: from his time to ours --
Childhood and youth --
Going native --
Becoming a writer --
Escape to New York --
Hunting the whale --
Captain America --
"Herman Melville crazy" --
Seeing too much --
The magazinist --
Adrift --
Season of death --
The quiet end.
Responsibility: Andrew Delbanco.
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Chronicles the life and career of American author Herman Melville, uncovering autobiographical elements in his diverse works, discussing the historical and cultural implications of his writing, and assessing his accomplishments as a writer.

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