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Description - Herman Melville by Hershel Parker

This two-volume project constitutes the most comprehensive biography of Melville ever published. Hershel Parker reveals with extraordinary precision the twisting turns and turmoil of Melville's life, from his Manhattan boyhood to his death. Melville lovers have known Hershel Parker as a news bringer - from the shocking false report headlined "Herman Melville Crazy" to the tantalizing title of Melville's lost novel, The Isle of the Cross. Encompassing prodigious archival research into hundreds of family letters and diary entries, newly discovered newspaper articles, and marginalia from books that Melville owned, these two volumes confirm Hershel Parker's position as the world's preeminent Melville scholar.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801881855
ISBN-10: 0801881854
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 928
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hershel Parker

Hershel Parker, H. Fletcher Brown Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware, is co-editor with Harrison Hayford of the landmark Norton Critical Edition of Moby-Dick(1967 and 2001) and Associate General Editor of The Writings of Herman Melville. His previous publications include Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons and Reading "Billy Budd." He is also editor of an edition of Melville's Pierre (1995), illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

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