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Melville : his world and work

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Delbanco, Andrew, 1952-
Melville.
New York : Knopf, ©2005
(DLC) 2005040919
(OCoLC)57529795
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Delbanco
OCLC Number: 608408304
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 415 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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