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Description - Pierre by Herman Melville

This Norton Critical Edition includes:? The Harper & Brothers 1852 first edition of the novel, accompanied by Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein's editorial matter.? Six illustrations.? Contextual and source materials, including letters, responses to Pierre by Melville's contemporaries, and works by Daniel Webster, Thomas Cole, James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, among others, that give readers a sense of Pierre's time and place.? Seven critical essays on Pierre's major themes by Sacvan Bercovitch, James Creech, Samuel Otter, Wyn Kelley, Cindy Weinstein, Jeffory A. Clymer, and Dominic Mastroianni.? A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393938944
ISBN-10: 0393938948
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 130mm x 33mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Herman Melville

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford) is Distinguished University Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville; Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism. He has edited a number of books, including The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville; Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader; Hemispheric American Studies; and a Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables. Cindy Weinstein is Vice Provost and Professor of English at California Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe. She is co-editor of American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions and The Concise Companion to American Fiction, 1900-1950.

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