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Melville, Herman 1819-1891

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Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )
248 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 6,814 libraries worldwide
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone
Typee by Herman Melville( Book )
620 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,001 libraries worldwide
The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee - the 'eaters of men.'
The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville( Book )
271 editions published between 1857 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,938 libraries worldwide
Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life ; Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas ; Mardi, and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
130 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,860 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
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Sound Recording )
262 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,772 libraries worldwide
Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great white whale across seven oceans
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( Book )
207 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,164 libraries worldwide
Based on Melville's own experiences, it explores the fascinating and often harrowing world of a naval fighting ship, the Neversink. The ship becomes for Melville a microcosm of America itself; its hierarchy, social divisions, and cruel practices suggest larger injustices, including slavery
Billy Budd, sailor and other stories by Herman Melville( Book )
271 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,777 libraries worldwide
Seven stories deal with a slave rebellion, an obstinate copyist, an accidental murder, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and a bachelors' dinner party
Omoo; a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( Book )
225 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,521 libraries worldwide
A sailor participates in a whaling ship mutiny, and escapes to the island of Tahiti, in this fictionalized account of Melville's experiences in the South Pacific
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
239 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,494 libraries worldwide
"Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--Jacket
Redburn, his first voyage ; White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war ; Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
85 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,029 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
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 )
144 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,015 libraries worldwide
Based on Herman Melville's first voyage to England as a sailor
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( Book )
170 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,751 libraries worldwide
This is the extended and annotated edition including an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life. Mardi is Melville's first pure fiction work (while featuring fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details (much like Typee and Omoo) the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Unlike the first two, however, Mardi is highly philosophical and said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter. While not as cohesive or lengthy as Moby-Dick, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes. (from wikipedia.com)
Moby-Dick; or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )
136 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,629 libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )
181 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,604 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. "--
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )
94 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
Billy Budd ia accused of plotting a mutiny by Claggett, Billy kills Claggett and his hanged for murder
Selected poems of Herman Melville : a reader's edition by Herman Melville( Book )
57 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,170 libraries worldwide
While best known for novels like his monumental Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most comprehensive single-volume collection of his poetry available. It features a large selection from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, along with Melville's own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land; selections from Melville's later books, Timoleon, John Marr and Other Sailors, and Weeds and Wildings; as well as a number of powerful uncollected poems. With a comprehensive introduction to Melville's life and later career as a poet during the Civil War and Gilded Age as well as notes on the poems and suggestions for further reading, this volume will usher in a new appreciation for Melville's poetic gifts
Piazza tales by Herman Melville( Book )
116 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,005 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
Bartleby ; and, Benito Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )
316 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 1,968 libraries worldwide
Bartleby the Scrivener (1853), by Herman Melville, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. One day Bartleby declines the assignment his employer gives him with the inscrutable "I would prefer not." The utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations
Billy Budd : and, Beníto Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )
194 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
A harrowing tale of slavery and revolt
Billy Budd by Herman Melville( Book )
198 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,435 libraries worldwide
Called the "Handsome Sailor" by the other sailors aboard the warship Bellipotent, Billy Budd is admired by all but Master-at-Arms Claggart, an envious man who plots to frame Billy for treason
 
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Arminius Melville
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Tarnmoor, Salvator R. 1819-1891
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Мелвил, Герман 1819-1891
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הרמן מלוויל
מלוויל, הרמאן
מלוויל, הרמן
מלוויל, הרמן 1819־1891
מלויל, הרמן
מלויל, הרמן 1819-1891
ملفل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ملفيل, هرمان.
ملفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ملفيل، هرمن، 1819-1891
ميلفل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ميلفيل، هرمان، 1819-1891
ميلفيل، هيرمن، 1819-1891
ميلڤيل، هرمن
هرمان ملفل، 1819-1891
هرمان ملفيل
هرمان ملویل
هرمن ملفيل، 1819-1891
ਹਰਮਨ ਮੈਲਵਿਲ
ஏர்மன் மெல்வில்
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เฮอร์แมน เมลวิลล์
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허먼 멜빌
ኸርማን መልቪል
ハーマン・メルヴィル
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赫尔曼·梅尔维尔
麥爾維爾 1819-1891
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