By (author) Wyn Kelley
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Herman Melville by Wyn Kelley
Book DescriptionThis unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick, this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. * Offers a brief introduction to Melville, covering all his major works * Showcases Melville's writing process through his correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne * Provides a clear sense of Melville's major themes and preoccupations * Focuses on Typee, Moby-Dick, and Billy Budd in individual chapters * Includes a biography, summary of key works, interpretation, commentary, and an extensive bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405131582
(231mm x 158mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wyn Kelley
Melville's City, Paperback (April 2009)
Through an examination of Melville's works, Kelley forges an analysis of connections between urban and literary form.
Herman Melville, Hardback (December 2007)
This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know. " Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick, this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels.
Companion to Herman Melville, Hardback (September 2006)» View all books by Wyn Kelley
* This comprehensive resource demonstrates the relevance of Melville's works in the twenty-first century. * Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville.
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Author Biography - Wyn Kelley
Wyn Kelley is a Senior Lecturer in the Literature Faculty at MIT. She is the author of Melville's City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York (1996) and editor of A Companion to Herman Melville (Blackwell, 2006) and an edition of Benito Cereno 2006, and has also written a number of essays on Melville. She is Associate Editor of the Melville Society journal Leviathan.
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