Herman Melville (Penguin Lives Ser.)

By: Hardwick, Elizabeth

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Known for her masterful critical interpretation and award-winning novelistic talent, Elizabeth Hardwick presents her take on arguably the most important classic American literary figure, Herman Melville. Melville's Moby Dick continues to be the quintessential American masterpiece. Despite the modern-day acclaim Melville has received, much of his work was misunderstood and badly received at the time of its publication. Hardwick explores the tumultuous career of Melville, from his dangerous days as a whaler off the coast of the South Sea Islands, to his employment as a customs inspector in New York City, his failure to achieve literary success, his ill health, debts, and ultimately, his steadfast refusal to stop writing. Though his masterfully-wrought work was rediscovered in the 1920's, Melville was not to see the fruits of his labor in his lifetime. He died in poverty and obscurity.

Title: Herman Melville (Penguin Lives Ser.)

Author Name: Hardwick, Elizabeth

Categories: Melville,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 2000

ISBN Number: 0670891584

ISBN Number 13: 9780670891580

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Remainder

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 021495

Keywords: MELVILLE HERMAN 1819 1891 LITERARY CRITICISM AMERICAN GENERAL