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The Works of Herman Melville By Herman Melville
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This collection of the works of Herman Melville, 1819–1891, contains the following books: Novels: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas, Mardi: And a Voyage... More > Thither (Complete Vol.1-2), Redburn: His First Voyage, White-Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, Moby Dick; or the Whale, Pierre: or, The Ambiguities, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade Poetry: Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, John Marr and Other Poems Short Stories in a Collection: The Piazza Tales< Less
Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition) By Herman Melville
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Literary Thoughts edition presents Moby Dick; or, the Whale by Herman Melville ------ Written by American writer Herman Melville, the novel "Moby Dick; or, the Whale" was publsihed... More > in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. A Sailor named ishmael tells us the story of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, who goes on an obsessive quest for revenge on Moby Dick. On an earlier voyage, the whale destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established during the 20th century. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.< Less
Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces Annotated by Lisa Shea By Lisa Shea & Herman Melville
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While Herman Melville is best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick, in 1861 the American Civil War began. Melville had years of experience sailing on whaling ships and immediately went to enlist in the... More > Navy. He was chagrined when he was turned down for health reasons. He would be forced to sit out this important war. So, instead, he turned to recording his thoughts on it in poetry. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War was the result, and the volume of poetry was published in 1866, a year after the war ended. Sadly, Melville's nearly 200 pages of poetry were not appreciated by the contemporary audience. Undaunted, he went on to publish three more volumes of poetry before he passed away in 1891. Modern readers are far more appreciative of Melville's insights and descriptions of a critical moment in US history. Enjoy this classic treasure! The annotations help to explain what battles Melville is writing about, and Melville's many historic references. All proceeds benefit charity.< Less
Greatest Works of Herman Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, or The Ambiguities, Benito Cereno, I and My Chimney, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile & The Confidence-Man By Herman Melville
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Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American novelist, essayist, and poet. His first books gained much contemporary attention, and after a literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity... More > declined in the mid-1850s. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. A confluence of publishing events in the 1920s brought about a reassessment now commonly called "the Melville Revival". Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, has become Melville's most famous work and is often considered one of the greatest literary works of all time. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, or The Ambiguities, Benito Cereno, I and My Chimney, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile & The Confidence-Man.< Less
The Piazza Tales By Herman Melville
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The Piazza Tales is a collection of short stories by Herman Melville, originally published in 1856.
Moby Dick; or, the Whale - Illustrated By Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is the sixth book by American writer Herman Melville. The work is an epic sea-story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale. It initially... More > received mixed reviews and at Melville's death in 1891 was remembered, if at all, as a children's sea adventure, but now is considered one of the Great American Novels and a leading work of American Romanticism.< Less
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street By Herman Melville
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Herman Melville's absurdist classic is printed anew in this presentable edition. First published in 1853, Bartleby, the Scrivener has been lauded as a superb - even perfect - example of short form... More > fiction. In the years since its original publication, the text has received analysis in numerous essays and is commonly studied in school classrooms and university lectures. Variously interpreted as a dark office comedy or as an autobiography by the increasingly iconoclastic Melville, the story concerns the titular Bartleby, a 'scrivener' or clerk hired by the narrator who is a prosperous lawyer based in Manhattan. Despite starting very well, the quiet Bartleby begins to refuse to do tasks, and gradually his workload tapers to zero. Each refusal is paired with Bartleby's catchphrase: "I would prefer not to."< Less
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
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In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and... More > evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe...< Less
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Hardcover) By Herman Melville
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Herman Melville's absurdist classic is printed anew in this presentable hardcover edition. First published in 1853, Bartleby, the Scrivener has been lauded as a superb - even perfect - example of... More > short form fiction. In the years since its original publication, the text has received analysis in numerous essays and is commonly studied in school classrooms and university lectures. Variously interpreted as a dark office comedy or as an autobiography by the increasingly iconoclastic Melville, the story concerns the titular Bartleby, a 'scrivener' or clerk hired by the narrator who is a prosperous lawyer based in Manhattan. Despite starting very well, the quiet Bartleby begins to refuse to do tasks, and gradually his workload tapers to zero. Each refusal is paired with Bartleby's catchphrase: "I would prefer not to."< Less
Benito Cereno (Hardcover) By Herman Melville
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Herman Melville's intense and dramatic novella Benito Cereno depicts a revolt aboard a Spanish slavery vessel captained by the titular character. Melville first published this story in 1855 - the... More > ensuing popularity from its initial serialisation led Benito Cereno to be published as a distinct book in its own right. A tale of deception of both the characters and the readers, the tale is commonly cited as a classic example of the unreliable narrator device in which the subjective viewpoints lead the reader astray as to what is actually happening. Set in 1799, we witness an American trading vessel, the Bachelor's Delight, visiting to aid the San Dominick - a Spanish slave ship which has apparently fallen into distress. The American captain, Amasa Delano, notes a few oddities about Captain Benito Cereno and the ship's passengers, particularly the liberties taken by the slaves aboard ship, but is otherwise unperturbed.< Less

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