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The passages of H.M. : a novel of Herman Melville

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tale inspired by the life of Herman Melville finds the aging author's wife witnessing his descent into alcoholism and obscurity in the decades after the failure of "Moby Dick," a work of creative genius shaped by memories of youthful seafaring adventures.
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction, American
Fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 9780385522779 0385522770 9780307386199 0307386198
OCLC Number: 515404157
Description: 454 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jay Parini.
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A tale inspired by the life of Herman Melville finds the aging author's wife witnessing his descent into alcoholism and obscurity in the decades after the failure of "Moby Dick," a work of creative genius shaped by memories of youthful seafaring adventures.

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