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Tanselle, G. Thomas (George Thomas) 1934-

Works: 192 works in 644 publications in 4 languages and 21,463 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Sea fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Allegories  Naval history  Satire  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Publications about G. Thomas Tanselle
Publications by G. Thomas Tanselle
Most widely held works by G. Thomas Tanselle
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
21 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 2,741 libraries worldwide
"These three early novels are stirring romances of the South Seas; many of these fictional details resemble some of the events in Melville's own life in the early 1840s"--Jacket
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 2,648 libraries worldwide
Reburn is the story that relates a young man's initiation into the sailors life; White-Jacket is the story that is a semi-autobiographical account of experiences in the U.S. Navy; Moby-Dick, or the whale is the most famous of Melville's works, and tells the story of Ahab, a ship captain that has become obessed with the hunt for the whale he has named Moby-Dick
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Narrated by the crew member Ishmael, this epic whaling adventure follows the crew of the Pequod, as its captain, Ahab, descends deeper and deeper into madness on his quest to find and kill the white whale that maimed him. Beyond the surface - of ship life, whaling and the hunt for the elusive Moby Dick - are allegorical references to life, and even the universe, in Herman Melville's classic masterpiece
Royall Tyler by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and German and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Biographical note: TanselleG. Thomas: G. Thomas Tanselle is Professor of English, the University of Wisconsin
The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860 by Herman Melville( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: "Benito Cereno", an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
"Soldier, sailor, prisoner of war, and spy, Israel Potter's lively career leads to encounters with historic figures such as Ben Franklin, John Paul Jones, and George III. Based on the memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran, this novel was acclaimed by The Village Voice as "hilarious, tender, expressive." This edition also includes Potter's autobiography, The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter"--
Guide to the study of United States imprints by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
Textual criticism and scholarly editing by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The writings by Herman Melville( Book )
in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
A rationale of textual criticism by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Textual criticism - the traditional term for the task of evaluating the authority of the words and punctuation of a text-is often considered an undertaking preliminary to literary criticism: many people believe that the job of textual critics is to provide reliable texts for literary critics to analyze. G. Thomas Tanselle argues, on the contrary, that the two activities cannot be separated. The textual critic, in choosing among textual variants and correcting what appear to be textual errors, inevitably exercises critical judgment and reflects a particular point of view toward the nature of literature. And the literary critic, in interpreting the meaning of a work or passage, needs to be (though rarely is) critical of the makeup of every text of it, including those produced by scholarly editors
Book-jackets : their history, forms, and use by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Bibliographical analysis : a historical introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Studying printed books as physical objects can reveal not only how books were produced, but also how their design and layout features emerged and came to convey meanings. This concise and accessible introduction to analytical bibliography in its historical context explains in clear, non-specialist language how to find and analyze clues about a book's manufacture and how to examine the significance of a book's design. Written by one of the most eminent bibliographical and textual scholars working today, the book is both a practical guide to bibliographical research and a history of bibliography as a developing field of study. For all who use books, this is an ideal starting point for learning how to read the object along with the words
Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, leaves off. As the author described the book, "It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti." The popular success of Melville's first book encouraged him to write this sequel, hoping it would be "a fitting successor." Typee describes Polynesian life in its "primitive" state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences, including the sophisticated lifestyle of sailors in the Pacific." "Walt Whitman found Omoo "the most readable sort of reading" and praised its "good-natured style." But many reviewers doubted Melville's veracity, and some objected to his "raciness" and "indecencies." Some also denounced his criticism of missionary endeavors, for his attacks on missionaries were more polemical than those undertaken in the earlier book. Over the years, however, readers have been charmed by both."--Jacket
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life
The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the 'masquerade' of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is 'the confidence man'? The central motif of Melville's last and most 'modern' novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history
Pierre : or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Redburn, his first voyage; being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service by Herman Melville( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence
The pleasures of being a scholar-collector : Robert L. Nikirk lecture, 2005 by G. Thomas Tanselle( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Redburn ; White-Jacket ; Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Redburn: His first voyage; White-Jacket: or The world in a man-of-war; Moby-Dick: or, The Whale
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Alternative Names
George Thomas Tanselle
Tanselle, G. T. 1934-
Tanselle, G. Thomas
Tanselle, G. Thomas 1934-
Tanselle, George T. 1934-
Tanselle, George Thomas.
Tanselle, George Thomas 1934-
English (263)
Chinese (2)
Czech (2)
German (1)
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