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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195142822
ISBN-10: 0195142829
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Giles Gunn

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

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