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Moby Dick - -3rd Edition-

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From the foreword to the selected bibliography this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive documentary source for the study of Moby-Dick.

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Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, the third child of Maria and Allan Gansevoort Melvill. (The final e was added to the family name later.) His father's financial difficulties and his early death while Melville was still a youth disrupted his formal education. Instead, Melville tried his hand at a variety of occupations before joining the crew of a merchant ship bound for England in 1839. Two years later he sailed to the South Seas aboard the whaler Acushnet. His early fiction, like the novels Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), drew upon and often embellished his exotic maritime adventures, earning him both popular and critical acclaim. But by the time he published Moby-Dick in 1851, his writing career was in decline, as both sales and praise of his works dwindled. Although he would subsequently publish two more novels and a number of short stories-including the masterpieces "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno"-Melville spent the last three decades of his life primarily writing poetry. Largely forgotten at the time of his death on April 19, 1891, Melville, along with his unfinished novella Billy Budd, was rediscovered and his reputation revived in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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From the foreword to the selected bibliography this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive documentary source for the study of Moby-Dick.

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Authors Herman Melville, Hershel Parker
Assisted by Hershel Parker (Editor)
Publisher Norton W W Academic
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.12.2017
 
EAN 9780393285000
ISBN 978-0-393-28500-0
Dimensions 144 mm x 237 mm x 20 mm
Series Norton Critical Editions
Norton Critical Edition
Norton Critical Editions
Norton Critical Edition
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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