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Herman Melville - Author

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Herman Melville is an American author, best-known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851), a whaling adventure dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. "I have written a wicked book and feel as spotless as the lamb," Melville wrote to Hawthorne. The work was only recognized as a masterpiece 30 years after Melville's death. Typee(1846), a fictionalized travel narrative, was the author's most popular book during his lifetime.

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Taipi (Grossdruck) Abenteuer in der Sudsee

Taipi (Grossdruck) Abenteuer in der Sudsee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2019

Taipi (Grossdruck) Abenteuer in der Sudsee

Taipi (Grossdruck) Abenteuer in der Sudsee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2019

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville, James Noel Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

American writer Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick in 1851 but it took decades before finally it was regarded as a great American novel, and worthy of its place amongst the greatest texts of humankind. It recounts the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of a whaling ship seeking vengeance on Moby Dick, the white whale that had bitten off Ahab's leg on a previous voyage. FLAME TREE's Great Works That Shape Our World is a new series of definitive books drawing on ancient, medieval and modern writing. Offering a fund of essential knowledge, and spell-binding stories it satisfies every facet of human interest: scientific, philosophical, sociological, romantic, dramatic and mysterious. From the ancient wisdom of the Mahabharata to the curious power of Don Quixote, Boccaccio's Decameron and Melville's classic Moby Dick, from the scientific wonders of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein to the great thinkers of Western and Asian philosophy. Created to entertain, inform and enrich, the new series brings infinite variety to refresh the mind, presented in beautiful editions for the modern market. Each book features a new, accessible introduction, specially written for these editions, placing the book in context both as part of the new series, and highlighting its special contribution to the advancement of human understanding; they examine the significance of each work, their impact at time of publication, and their influence today.

Redburn. His First Voyage

Redburn. His First Voyage

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Bartleby. The Scrivener

Bartleby. The Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Moby Dick (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Moby Dick (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2019

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

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