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Herman Melville (Penguin Lives Biographies)by Elizabeth Hardwick
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The complex author of the quintessential American masterpiece is demystified by a leading contemporary critic. Hardwick's novelistic flair reveals a former whaleship deck-hand whose voyages were the stuff of travel romances that seduced the public.
Table of Contents
Whaling — New York — Redburn — Typee — Elizabeth — Omoo, Mardi — Moby-Dick — Family, Pierre, "Benito Cereno," "Bartleby, the Scrivener" — Marriage, The Confidence-Man — Hawthorne — Billy Budd — Death — Afterword — Bibliography.
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