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Herman Melville : a biography

Author: Hershel Parker
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997-2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first of a two-volume project, this book by a lifelong scholar of Melville's life, works, and milieu pinpoints the facts of Melville's life with great accuracy and completeness. Melville here appears amid the all-too-human hopes and anxieties that inspired and ensnared him during his early career, when he passed from the status of America's first literary symbol to that of a still-young man who dared to write  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hershel Parker
ISBN: 0801854288 9780801854286 0801868920 9780801868924
OCLC Number: 191123378
Awards: Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1997
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1819-1851 --
v. 2. 1851-1891.
Responsibility: Hershel Parker.

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This second in a two-volume biography of Herman Melville tracks his life from the moment of his handing over of a copy of "Moby-Dick" to Nathaniel Hawthorne to his death in obscurity 40 years later.  Read more...

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