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Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi (Library of America)

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About the Author

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780940450004
Editor:
Tanselle, G. Thomas
With:
Tanselle, G. Thomas
With:
Tanselle, G. Thomas
Editor:
Tanselle, G. Thomas
Author:
Melville, Herman
Author:
Tanselle, G. Thomas
Publisher:
Library of America
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Polynesia
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Polynesia Description and travel Fiction.
Subject:
Marquesas Islands.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Library of America (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19820531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1333
Dimensions:
8.12x5.29x1.49 in. 1.82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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