Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860: Volume Nine, Scholarly Edition

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September 1987



The aim of this edition is to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits.


Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
EAN: 9780810105515
ISBN: 0810105519
Untertitel: REV and and. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1987
Seitenanzahl: 847 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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