A Historical Guide to Herman Melville
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A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

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This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these pieces afford a fresh and searching set of perspectives on Melville's connections both with his own age and also with our own. This book makes the case, as does no other collection of criticism of its size, for Melville's commanding centrality to nineteenth-century American writing.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 20mm | 322.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195142829
  • 9780195142822

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This book offers much of value. Highly recommended. * Choice *show more

About Giles Gunn

Giles Gunn is Professor of English and of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.show more

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