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Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

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Collected in this volume are Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd'"presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author. Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers.

As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

"Criticism" includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt.

A Selected Bibliography is included.

Synopsis:

Collected in this volume are , , and --presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.

Synopsis:

Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers. As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Criticism" includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt. A Selected Bibliography is included.

About the Author

Dan McCall is Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of the novels Jack the Bear (which was made into a movie starring Danny DeVito) and Triphammer. His monographs include The Silence of Bartleby and Citizens of Somewhere Else.

Table of Contents

Bartleby, the scrivener — Benito Cereno — Billy Budd.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393976410
Editor:
McCall, Dan
Author:
McCall, Dan
Author:
Melville, Herman
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
Sea stories, American
Subject:
Copyists.
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
no. WQ-95-74.
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.42x5.19x.87 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Collected in this volume are , , and --presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.
"Synopsis" by , Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers. As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Criticism" includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt. A Selected Bibliography is included.
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