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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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Omoo; a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Omoo; a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/1968

Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, left off. As the author said, It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti. The popular success of his first novel encouraged Melville to write a sequel, hoping it would be a fitting successor. Typee describes Polynesian life in its primitive state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences. This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of all editions publishing during Melville's lifetime, it incorporates author corrections and many emendations made by the present editors. This edition of Omoo is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1968

Almost from the time of its publication early in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure. From the beginning, however, there have been problems with the text. Due to disparities between the American and English editions, and revisions Melville had to make at his publisher's request concerning its racy style and attitude toward missionaries, the book has circulated in two versions. This scholarly edition is based on collations of all editions published during his lifetime, incorporating many authorial readings that have often been omitted and some that have been misprinted in all previous editions. This edition is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Mardi And a Voyage Thither

Mardi And a Voyage Thither

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1963

Billy Budd, Sailor

Billy Budd, Sailor

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1962

Hayford and Sealts's text was the first accurate version of Melville's final novel. Based on a close analysis of the manuscript, thoroughly annotated, and packaged with a history of the text and perspectives for its criticism, this edition will remain the definitive version of a profoundly suggestive story. The texts are impeccably accurate. . . . The collection is accompanied by an unobtrusive but expert annotation. . . . Probably Melville's finest short work, the incomplete 'Billy Budd, ' [is] a striking reworking of the crucifixion set in the English maritime service of the Revolutionary period.--John Sutherland, The Los Angeles Times

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1920

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

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