By (author) Herman Melville
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Redburn by Herman Melville
Book DescriptionDrawn from Melville's own adolescent experience aboard a merchant ship, "Redburn" charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence unlike anything else in Melville's fiction. In her Introduction, Elizabeth Hardwick writes, ""Redburn" is rich in masterful portraits--a gallery of wild colors, pretensions and falsehoods, fleeting associations of unexpected tenderness. . . . "Redburn" is not a document; it is a work of art by the unexpected genius of a sailor, Herman Melville." This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition of 1849.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375760044
(180mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series of popular classics, this edition is thoroughly edited and extensively annotated, features an insightful foreword by Jay Parini and includes pictures and a comprehensive section on Melville's life and works.
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Author Biography - Herman Melville
Elizabeth Hardwick is the author of many books and essays, including "American Fictions" (available from Modern Library Paperbacks) and "Herman Melville." She lives in New York City.
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