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The raven and the whale; the war of words and wits in the era of Poe and Melville.

Author: Perry Miller
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
Raven and the whale.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1956]
(OCoLC)569973961
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Herman Melville; Evert A Duyckinck; Lewis Gaylord Clark; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Miller
OCLC Number: 1165525
Description: viii, 370 pages portraits (on lining papers) 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: a New Yorker comes home --
The Knickerbocker set --
Lewis Gaylord Clark's table --
Knickerbocker Whiggery --
John Waters --
Harry Franco --
Chowder --
Young America --
The Tetractys Club --
A protective tariff for native genius --
A pattern of alliances --
Maelstrom in the microcosm --
The literary prospects of 1845 --
Big Abel and the little Manhattan --
The timeliness of Toby --
Tom Pepper --
Literary worlds --
Rear-guard action --
A greater than Shakespeare? --
Hautia --
Recoil --
An American idyl --
A Berkshire idyl --
The genius of Charles Dickens --
A savage at heart --
Epilogue: ghosts.

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