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Herman Melville - Author

About the Author

Herman Melville was born Herman Melvill (the ‘e’ was added in the 1830s) on 1 August, 1819, in New York City to a wealthy importer.

The Melvilles moved to Albany after Herman’s father was bankrupted. His father died soon after and the young Herman worked variously as a farmer, bookkeeper, teacher and bank clerk. At the age of 20 he signed on as a deck hand of a trading ship, the St. Lawrence, sailing to Liverpool and back. Soon after his return he set sail for the South Pacific aboard the whaling ship Acusnet. In the Marquesas, Melville jumped ship and spent a month in the Taipi valley on the island of Nuku Hiva. Brought to Tahiti by an Australian whaler, Melville was taken ashore as a mutineer but escaped. He enlisted in the US Navy in Honolulu and sailed to Boston, where he was discharged in 1844.

Back in the US, he began to write, turning his experiences in the Pacific into several fictionalized travel books. Typee in 1846 was extremely successful.

In 1847 Melville married Elizabeth Shaw, the daughter of the Massachusetts Chief Justice. After a few years they and their family moved to Arrowhead, a farm in Pittsfield, where Melville started Moby Dick. During this time he met Nathaniel Hawthorne, who inspired him greatly.

Upon publication, Moby Dick  received mixed reviews. His next novel, Pierre, fared worse. Seeking a steady income, Melville turned to magazine writing. In the late 1850s he embarked on a tour of the Holy Land, financed by his father-in-law. The trip inspired much of his future writing. Upon his return to the US Melville lectured extensively and began to write poetry almost exclusively. He failed to find a publisher for his poems and took a post as a deputy inspector of customs at New York port, a job he held for almost 20 years.

His relationship with his wife deteriorated so much in 1867 that they nearly separated. Later that year their son Malcolm died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

After his retirement Melville published two small volumes of poetry, dealing with the sea, art politics and sexuality. At his death on September 28, 1891, Melville left several uncompleted projects, including the novella Billy Budd, which remained unpublished until 1924.
 

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Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2019

This definitive, annotated edition offers an authoritative text of Herman Melville's classic short novel, accompanied by a generous selection of documents designed to give students a sense of the rich historical and cultural context of nineteenth-century America. The documents are thematically organised into categories including Sources/Pretexts; Melville on Race/Violence; Catholicism, Empire and the Union; Scientific Racism; and The Literature of Slave Rebellions in the 1850s. Materials include selections from Amasa Delano, William Cullen Bryant, Frederick Douglass, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Supreme Court arguments, a previously unpublished blackface skit, and Putnam's Magazine.

Journals

Journals

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2019

This volume presents Melville's three known journals. Unlike his contemporaries Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Melville kept no habitual record of his days and thoughts; each of his three journals records his actions and observations on trips far from home. In this edition's Historical Note, Howard C. Horsford places each of the journals in the context of Melville's career, discusses its general character, and points out the later literary uses he made of it, notably in Moby-Dick, Clarel, and his magazine pieces. The editors supply full annotations of Melville's allusions and terse entries and an exhaustive index makes available the range of his acquaintance with people, places, and works of art. Also included are related documents, illustrations, maps, and many pages and passages reproduced from the journals. This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as his difficult handwriting permits. It is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

Moby-dick

Moby-dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2019

Published Poems Battle-Pieces, John Marr, Timoleon

Published Poems Battle-Pieces, John Marr, Timoleon

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2019

Although he surprised the world in 1866 with his first published book of poetry, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War , Herman Melville had long been steeped in poetry. This new offering in the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry series, The Writings of Herman Melville , with a historical note by Hershel Parker, is testament to Melville the poet. Penultimate in the publication of the series, Published Poems follows the release of Melville's verse epic, Clarel (1876), and with it, contains the entirety of the poems published during Melville's lifetime: Battle-Pieces , as well as John Marr and Other Sailors , with Some Sea-Pieces (1888), and Timoleon Etc. (1891). As with the other volumes in the Northwestern-Newberry series, the aim of this edition of Published Poems is to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits. To that end, the editorial appendix includes a historical note by Hershel Parker, the dean of Melville scholars, which gives a compelling, in-depth account of how one of America's greatest writers grew into the vocation of a poet; an essay by G. Thomas Tanselle on the printing and publishing history of the works in Published Poems; a textual record that identifies the copy-texts for the present edition and explains the editorial policy; and substantial scholarly notes on individual poems.

Moby-dick, or the Whale

Moby-dick, or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville, Hershel Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2019

This edition of Moby-Dick , released in honour of the book's 150th anniversary, is the authoritative text of one of the world's great adventure stories. A crew of whalers set out in pursuit of a fierce white whale. Their names ring through the canon of American literature: Ishmael, the narrator; Queenqueg, a South Seas harpooner; Starbuck, the sober and serious chief mate; and above all Captain Ahab, part Faust and part Job, leading them to the ends of the earth - and the destiny he will share with his foe. In Moby-Dick , Melville set out to write a mighty book on a mighty theme . This text of Moby-Dick is an Approved Text of the Center for Scholarly Editions (Modern Language Association of America).

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Moby-Dick features an afterword by Nigel Cliff. On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by crazed Captain Ahab, a man hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Herman Melville transforms the little world of the whale ship into a crucible where mankind's fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate. Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a profoundly imaginative literary creation.

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, left off. As the author said, It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti. The popular success of his first novel encouraged Melville to write a sequel, hoping it would be a fitting successor. Typee describes Polynesian life in its primitive state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences. This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of all editions publishing during Melville's lifetime, it incorporates author corrections and many emendations made by the present editors. This edition of Omoo is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Vaal Moby Dick, Estonian Edition

Vaal Moby Dick, Estonian Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

Kit Moby Dick, Croatian Edition

Kit Moby Dick, Croatian Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

La Baleno Moby Dick, Esperanto Edition

La Baleno Moby Dick, Esperanto Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

Velryba Moby Dick, Czech Edition

Velryba Moby Dick, Czech Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2018

La Balena Moby Dick, Catalan Edition

La Balena Moby Dick, Catalan Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Beli Kit Moby Dick, Bosnian Edition

Beli Kit Moby Dick, Bosnian Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Moby Dick Moby Dick, Basque Edition

Moby Dick Moby Dick, Basque Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Ang Balyena Moby Dick, Cebuano Edition

Ang Balyena Moby Dick, Cebuano Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Nsomba Moby Dick, Chichewa Edition

Nsomba Moby Dick, Chichewa Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

موبي ديك Moby Dick, Arabic Edition

موبي ديك Moby Dick, Arabic Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Balen Moby Dick, Albanian Edition

Balen Moby Dick, Albanian Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Մոբի Դիկ Moby Dick, Armenian Edition

Մոբի Դիկ Moby Dick, Armenian Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

ሞቢ ዲክ Moby Dick, Amharic Edition

ሞቢ ዲክ Moby Dick, Amharic Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

The Confidence - Man

The Confidence - Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2018

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2018

The Confidence - Man

The Confidence - Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2018

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2018

Moby Dick (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Moby Dick (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2018

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2018

The Confidence - Man

The Confidence - Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2018

The Confidence - Man

The Confidence - Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2018

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2018

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville, Cox And Wyman Bkp Brothers Cu-Banc Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2018

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2018

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Redburn

Redburn

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2018

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2018

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2018

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a story written by an American classic Herman Melvill. It is a small philosophical masterpiece by great Melvill. In the grotesque manner Melvill showed the relationship between a society and calm Bartleby, an American "e;little man"e;. The main themes of this work are power and will. They have a philosophical meaning as well. The passive state of Bartleby is expressed by a Schopenhauer's formula (one of the philosophers respected by Melvill) of resignation (full submission to the fate, resigned humility, and giving up any activities). But in order to deny something, one should at least have it

Herman MELVILLE : The Complete Works (Feathers Classics)

Herman MELVILLE : The Complete Works (Feathers Classics)

Author: Herman MELVILLE, Feathers Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2018

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

Moby Dick - The Illustrated Novel

Moby Dick - The Illustrated Novel

Author: Herman Melville, Anton Lomaev Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2018

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

Herman Melville's classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a white sperm whale of tremendous size and ferocity. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg and Ahab intends to take revenge. The first line - Call me Ishmael - is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. Moby-Dick is considered one of the greatest novels in the English language and has secured Melville's place among America's greatest writers.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

"e;Typee"e; is the first book by American writer Herman Melville, published first in London, then New York, in 1846. a Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on the author's actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. The title is from the province Tai Pi Vai. a Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the "e;man who lived among the cannibals"e;.

Complete Works of Herman Melville (A to Z Classics)

Complete Works of Herman Melville (A to Z Classics)

Author: Herman Melville, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2018

Content :ypee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-TowerThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack,"e; Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...

Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2018

Benito Cereno (Hardcover)

Benito Cereno (Hardcover)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2018

Moby-Dick The Whale

Moby-Dick The Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2018

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

Herman Melville's The Piazza Tales is the only collection of short fiction that he published in hislifetime, and it includes his two most famous short stories, Bartleby, the Scrivener and Benito Cerenoalong with the less well-known but deeply engaging sketches of the Galapagos Islands that make up TheEncantadas and three more short stories: The Piazza, The Bell-Tower, and The Lightning-Rod Man. This edition places these stories in the context of nineteenth-century debates over slavery, free willand determinism, science and technology, and the nature and value of literary artistry. The stories in ThePiazza Tales demonstrate the global range of Melville's cultural and aesthetic concerns, as Melville sethis stories in locales ranging from rural western Massachusetts and Wall Street in the United States to thePacific coast of South America and southern Europe. This edition is especially concerned with Melville's engagement with both political questions related toslavery and imperialism and aesthetic questions germane to the short story tradition as developed by hisnear contemporaries Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

This volume, first published in 1856, collects three of Melville's most important pieces of prose fiction. In `Bartleby, the Scrivener', a Wall Street lawyer hires a melancholy young clerk called Bartleby, whose sudden and mysterious refusal to work plunges the firm into disarray. `Benito Cereno' is a historical account of a mutiny on a slave ship, which has been seen as a critique of slavery and contemporary attitudes towards race. `The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles' is a series of travel sketches about the Galapagos Islands which was a huge success with the reading public and contains some of Melville's most celebrated prose. Also included in this volume are `The Lightning-Rod Man', `The Bell Tower' and a story written especially for the collection, `The Piazza'. Taken together, these tales, in their masterful use of irony and concision, show the author of Moby Dick in a different light.

Moby-Dick (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Feathers Classics)

Moby-Dick (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Feathers Classics)

Author: Herman Melville, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

"e;One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."e; -D. H. Lawrence"e;'Moby-Dick' is the book which I put down with the unqualified thought, 'I wish I had written that' -William Faulkner"e;What a book Melville has written! It gives me an idea of much greater power than his preceding ones. It hardly seemed to me that the review of it, in the 'Literary World', did justice to its best points."e; -Nathaniel Hawthorne"e;The greatest novel in American literature."e; -Elizabeth Hardwick"e;'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual - the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century."e; -Nathaniel PhilbrickA masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. "e;A valuable addition to the literature of the day,"e; said American journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 - a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as "e;the great American novel."e; Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2018

Un libro unico, epico, grandioso, que forma parte del imaginario colectivo.Moby Dick es un libro inolvidable que forma parte del imaginario colectivo de varias generaciones de adolescentes y adultos de todo el mundo. Un libro unico, epico, grandioso, una lectura sublime de la cual podemos extraer mil y una reflexiones, asi como varias capas de interpretacion, ya que nos encontramos ante una obra que no es una mera historia de aventuras -aunque lo es-, sino mas bien una epopeya en prosa que despliega toda una filosofia de vida a traves de una de las plumas mas excelsas de la literatura universal, la de Herman Melville, posiblemente el mejor escritor estadounidense del siglo XIX, junto a Edgar Allan Poe y Mark Twain. Un relato extraordinario en el que disfrutaremos de las andanzas que narra Ismael, uno de los tripulantes del ballenero Pequod, en pos de Moby Dick, un gigantesco cachalote blanco que en su dia, tiempo atras, amputo, en un terrible enfrentamiento, la pierna del capitan Ahab, un veterano de los mares, obsesivo, fanatico y vengativo, que lleva mas de cuarenta anos embarcado sin apenas pisar tierra, con una simple idea en la cabeza: aniquilar a Moby Dick.(Re)descubren una epopeya en prosa que despliega toda una filosofia de vida a traves de una de las plumas mas excelsas de la literatura universal !FRAGMENTONo obstante, considerandolo friamente, no parecia una idea loca que en el vasto oceano una ballena solitaria fuese susceptible de ser reconocida por su cazador como si fuese un mufti de barba blanca por las atestadas calles de Constantinopla? Pues si porque la peculiar frente y joroba blancas de Moby Dick eran inconfundibles. Y no he marcado a la ballena -murmuraba Ahab cuando sonaba despierto tras escudrinar sus cartas hasta despues de medianoche-, no la he marcado? Se me va a escapar? !Sus aletas estan perforadas como la oreja de una oveja extraviada! Y su demencia se lanzaba a una carrera hasta que le fatiga y de tanto cavilar lo agotaba y trataba de recobrar sus fuerzas al aire libre, en cubierta. !Ay, Dios! !Que tormento soporta el hombre que se consume con un unico deseo de venganza no satisfecho! Duerme con las manos apretadas para despertar con sus propias unas ensangrentadas en las palmas.

Moby-Dick (Best Navigation, Free AudioBook) (A to Z Classics)

Moby-Dick (Best Navigation, Free AudioBook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Herman Melville, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. A masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales

Piazza Tales

Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2018

The Piazza Tales is a collection of six short stories by American writer Herman Melville, published by Dix & Edwards in the United States in May 1856 and in Britain in June. Except for the newly written title story, "e;The Piazza,"e; all of the stories had appeared in Putnam's Monthly in 1853-1855. The collection includes what has long been regarded as the author's three most important achievements in the genre of short fiction, "e;Bartleby, the Scrivener"e;, "e;Benito Cereno"e;, and "e;The Encantadas"e;, his sketches of the Galapagos Islands.

Moby Dick or the Whale

Moby Dick or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville, Unabridged - Original Story Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Confidence-Man

Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the masquerade of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is the confidence man? The central motif of Melville's last and most modern novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history.

Taipi

Taipi

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Abenteuer in Der S dsee: Taipi + Omoo Ein Blick Auf Polynesisches Leben

Abenteuer in Der S dsee: Taipi + Omoo Ein Blick Auf Polynesisches Leben

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Bartleby, the Scrivener a Story of Wall-Street

Bartleby, the Scrivener a Story of Wall-Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Piazza Tales

Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Piazza Tales includes a table of contents.

Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade includes a table of contents.

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War includes a table of contents.

Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas

Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas includes a table of contents.

White-Jacket

White-Jacket

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of White-Jacket includes a table of contents.

Redburn. His First Voyage

Redburn. His First Voyage

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Redburn. His First Voyage includes a table of contents.

Pierre; or The Ambiguities

Pierre; or The Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Pierre; or The Ambiguities includes a table of contents.

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile includes a table of contents.

Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Mardi: and a Voyage Thither includes a table of contents.

John Marr and Other Poems

John Marr and Other Poems

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of John Marr and Other Poems includes a table of contents.

I and my Chimney

I and my Chimney

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of I and my Chimney includes a table of contents.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! includes a table of contents.

Jimmy Rose

Jimmy Rose

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Jimmy Rose includes a table of contents.

Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs

Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs includes a table of contents.

Apple-Tree Table

Apple-Tree Table

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Apple-Tree Table includes a table of contents.

Fiddler

Fiddler

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Fiddler includes a table of contents.

'Gees

'Gees

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The 'Gees includes a table of contents.

Happy Failure

Happy Failure

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Happy Failure includes a table of contents.

Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids

Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids includes a table of contents.

Hawthorne and His Mosses

Hawthorne and His Mosses

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville was one of the greatest writers during the American Renaissance. Melville's unique style helped produce classics in many different genres. This edition of Hawthorne and His Mosses includes a table of contents.

Herman Melville Collection

Herman Melville Collection

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Herman Melville was one of the greatest American authors during the 19th century.Melville's novel Moby Dick is considered one of the classics in American literature.This collection includes the following:NOVELS:Moby DickTypeeThe Confidence-Man: His MasqueradeOmoo: Adventures in the South SeasWhite-JacketRedburn. His First VoyagePierre; or the AmbiguitiesIsrael Potter: His Fifty Years of ExileMardi: And a Voyage ThitherSHORT STORIES:The PiazzaBartlebyBenito CerenoThe Lightning-Rod ManThe EncantadasThe Bell-TowerI and my ChimneyCock-A-Doodle-Doo!Jimmy RosePoor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's CrumbsThe Apple-Tree TableThe FiddlerThe 'GeesThe Happy FailureThe Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of MaidsPOETRY COLLECTIONS:Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the WarJohn Marr and Other PoemsSea PiecesPoems from TimoleonPoems from MardiPoems from ClarelNON-FICTION:Hawthorne and His MossesBIOGRAPHIES:Herman Melville by Raymond M. Weaver

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Herman Melville (18191891) was an American writer best known for writing Moby Dick.Moby Dick is considered one of the greatest American novels and is still read by many children in school today.The story centers around Captain Ahabs hunt for a killer whale named Moby Dick who had previously bitten off his leg.Moby Dick is narrated by Ishmael, a member of Captain Ahabs ship.

Consulting Interview Case Preparation

Consulting Interview Case Preparation

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thinking about a job in consulting? Perhaps you're studying for your interview with Bain, BCG, or McKinsey? Or maybe you're just curious to learn about the frameworks consultants use and the interview process? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this book is for you.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Only a handful of Americans in Melvilles time were lucky enough to venture far and wide enough to see places like Polynesia, and Melville took great advantage of his time on the French-controlled islands, eventually turning the experience into his very first book. Throughout the trip, Melville was accompanied by his close friend Richard Tobias Greene, and Melville focused on simply enjoying himself in the exotic lands, living for three weeks among the natives of Typee, who lived primitively in pointed huts made of animal skins.The dwellings closely resembled those of the Native Americans, and for Melville, living among the reportedly cannibalistic people was a romantic adventure.Though it easily could have turned into a dangerous and inhospitable outing, Melville saw the trip as a getaway from the hustle-bustle of life in New York.

Interactive Biography of John Lennon

Interactive Biography of John Lennon

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

*Includes video of the trailer for Help! and a tribute in New York celebrating Lennon's 65th birthday.

Making History in the Air

Making History in the Air

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

*Includes over 10 minutes of video and audio about the lives and famous flights of Lindbergh and Earhart

Interactive Biography of Amelia Earhart

Interactive Biography of Amelia Earhart

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

*Includes video footage of Amelia's ticker tape parade and flying a plane in 1937.

Top 10 Greatest Generals

Top 10 Greatest Generals

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

*Includes pictures depicting important people, places, and events in each man's life.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Benito Cereno is a classic novella written by American author Herman Melville.The story follows a sea captain who encounters a ship of sailors and slaves.Benito Cereno is noted for raising questions concerning racism and abolition during the time of its release.

Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Herman Melville was a prolific and prominent American writer in the 19th century.One of Melville's most famous works is Bartleby, the Scrivener: AStory of Wall Street which is a short story centering around a Manhattan lawyer.

Bartleby

Bartleby

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Bartleby is a classic short story by Herman Melville.

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2018

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2018

Complete Works of Herman Melville (15 Complete Works of Herman Melville Including Moby Dick, Omoo, The Confidence-Man, The Piazza Tales, I and My Chimney, Redburn, Israel Potter, And More)

Complete Works of Herman Melville (15 Complete Works of Herman Melville Including Moby Dick, Omoo, The Confidence-Man, The Piazza Tales, I and My Chimney, Redburn, Israel Potter, And More)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville.The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted.Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-TowerThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees.Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack,"e; Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses.Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...

Bartleby

Bartleby

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

Ein alterer Rechtsanwalt berichtet als Icherzahler von einem seiner Schreiber namens Bartleby, den er eines Tages in sein von Hochhausern umstelltes lichtloses Buro in der Wall Street aufnimmt. Bartleby beginnt seine Tatigkeit mit stillem Flei und einsiedlerischer Ausdauer. Er kopiert unermudlich Vertrage, lehnt aber zur Uberraschung seines Dienstherrn schon bald jede andere Tatigkeit mit den Worten ab: Ich mochte lieber nicht"e;, I would prefer not to"e;. Bald weigert er sich sogar, Vertrage zu kopieren, wohnt aber inzwischen in dem Buro - hoflich, freudlos, ohne Freunde und fast ohne zu essen. Der Rechtsanwalt kann oder will ihn nicht gewaltsam aus dem Buro entfernen lassen und auch eine grozugige Abfindung interessiert Bartleby nicht. Wegen eines unerklarlichen Einverstandnisses mit Bartleby sieht sich der Rechtsanwalt am Ende gezwungen, selbst aus dem Buro auszuziehen, statt Bartleby vor die Tur zu setzen. Seine Nachmieter - weniger verstandnisvoll - lassen Bartleby bald durch die Polizei abfuhren und in das Gefangnis The Tombs (die Graber) bringen. Dort verweigert Bartleby sowohl alle Kommunikation und auch alle Nahrung. Der Rechtsanwalt versucht, sich um seinen Freund"e; zu kummern, aber nach wenigen Tagen stirbt Bartleby an seiner Lebensverweigerung.

Mardi

Mardi

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

A little-known novel by the author of Moby Dick. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

White-Jacket

White-Jacket

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Autobiographical novel by the author of Moby Dick. He explains, "e;In the year 1843 I shipped as "e;ordinary seaman"e; on board of a United States frigate then lying in a harbor of the Pacific Ocean. After remaining in this frigate for more than a year, I was discharged from the service upon the vessel's arrival home. My man-of-war experiences and observations have been incorporated in the present volume."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Autobiographical novel set on a Pacific Island. Omoo is the sequel to this book. Cryptic, yet brilliant novel by the author of Moby Dick. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Autobiographical novel."e;Omoo is so close a sequel to "e;Typee,"e; that it almost forms a part of that work. Herman Melville's second book appeared in 1847, published (as its forerunner had been the year before) simultaneously in London and New York. In 'Omoo,' as Mr. Arthur Stedman says- 'We leave for the most part the dreamy pictures of island life, and find ourselves sharing the extremely realistic discomforts of a Sydney whaler in the early forties.' Both books are without a doubt largely autobiographical, and based on the writer's early sea-adventures, of which his voyage in the "e;Acushnet"e; in 1841-2 was the most memorable."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Israel Potter

Israel Potter

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Biography of a soldier in the American Revolution.Melville explains, "e;Biography, in its purer form, confined to the ended lives of the true and brave, may be held the fairest meed of human virtue--one given and received in entire disinterestedness--since neither can the biographer hope for acknowledgment from the subject, nor the subject at all availhimself of the biographical distinction conferred. Israel Potter well merits the present tribute--a private of Bunker Hill, who for his faithful services was years ago promoted to a still deeper privacy under the ground, with a posthumous pension, in default of any during life, annually paid him by the spring in ever-new mosses and sward."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Confidence-Man

Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Cryptic, yet brilliant novel by the author of Moby Dick. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Redburn

Redburn

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Novel by the author of Moby Dick. "e;Being the Sailor Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a Gentleman in the Merchant Navy."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Poems by the author of Moby Dick.He explains, "e;With few exceptions, the Pieces in this volume originated in an impulse imparted by the fall of Richmond. They were composed without reference to collective arrangement, but being brought together in review,naturally fall into the order assumed. The events and incidents of the conflict--making up a whole, in varied amplitude, corresponding with the geographical area covered by thewar--from these but a few themes have been taken, such as for any causechanced to imprint themselves upon the mind. The aspects which the strife as a memory assumes are as manifold as are the moods of involuntary meditation--moods variable, and at times widely at variance. Yielding instinctively, one after another, to feelings notinspired from any one source exclusively, and unmindful, without purposing to be, of consistency..."e;

Herman Melville Library: 13 Books

Herman Melville Library: 13 Books

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book-collection file includes the short story collection "e;Piazza Tales"e; and nine novels: Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White Jacket, Moby Dick, Israel Potter, Confidence-Man, and Billy Budd.According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature..."e;

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic Melville novel of good and evil. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public - was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature."e;

Pierre or The Ambiguities

Pierre or The Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Pierre: or, The Ambiguities is a novel written by Herman Melville, and published in 1852 by Harper & Brothers. It is the only novel by Melville that takes place on land in the United States. The publication of Pierre was a critical and financial disaster for Melville. It was universally condemned for both its morals and its style. With the exception of Israel Potter, he never published another conventional novel, although he subsequently wrote and published many exceptional stories, including Bartleby the Scrivener and Benito Cereno, and the experimental "e;masque"e; The Confidence-Man... The novel Pierre might be described as a parody of Gothic melodrama, and it includes many elements and themes found in contemporary popular fiction. Its emotions and gestures are exaggerated, and its language is particularly dense and opaque, even for Melville. Moreover, its suggestions that virtue and vice, good and evil, are at times indistinguishable and that "e;young America"e; might harbor some deadly inherited sin leading to murderous retribution were extremely unpalatable to a contemporary audience. It was suggested, even within his family, that Melville had gone somewhat mad. This opinion was held by most critics, even during the revival of interest in the 1920s, and some critics since have concurred that the book was a mistake. Nonetheless, the work contains some of Melville's most concentrated and accomplished writing, and it is his most direct treatment of the literary life and the process of literary creation.

I and My Chimney

I and My Chimney

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Long story.According to Wikipedia: "e;Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumous novella Billy Budd. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "e;Melville Revival"e; in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America."e;

Typee and Omoo

Typee and Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Melville's first and second books.According to Wikipedia: "e;Typee (1846; in full: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life) is American writer Herman Melville's first book, a classic in the literature of travel and adventure partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands, in 1842. The title comes from the name of a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime, but made him notorious as the "e;man who lived among the cannibals."e; For 19th century readers, his career seemed to decline afterward, but during the early 20th century it was seen as the beginning of a career that peaked with Moby-Dick (1851)."e;

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Bartleby, the Scrivener. A Story of Wall-Street

Bartleby, the Scrivener. A Story of Wall-Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Accordingto Wikipedia: "e;Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. Herman Melville wrote the story as an emotional response to the fact that Pierre was published to bad reviews. Christopher Sten writes in "e;Bartleby, the Transcendentalist: Melville's Dead Letter to Emerson"e; Melville found inspiration in Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays, particularly "e;The Transcendentalist"e; which shows parallels to "e;Bartleby"e;. Bartleby is a kind of clerk, a copyist, "e;who obstinately refuses to go on doing the sort of writing demanded of him."e; During the spring of 1851, Melville felt similarly about his work on Moby Dick. Thus, Bartleby can be seen to represent Melville's frustration with his own situation as a writer, and the story itself is "e;about a writer that forsakes conventional modes because of an irresistible preoccupation with the most baffling philosophical questions... Though no great success at the time of publication, "e;Bartleby the Scrivener"e; is now among the most noted of American short stories."e;

Taipi

Taipi

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2018

Herman Melville, du haut de ses vingt-cinq ans, nous raconte la rencontre avec un peuple etonnant du PacifiqueNuku-Hiva, une ile de l'archipel des Marquises, Pacifique. Deux tribus y vivent, l'une douce et pacifique, l'autre cannibale. Apres avoir fui le navire baleinier, deux fugitifs sont recueillis par l'une des tribus. Taipi est la relation d'une aventure qu'a connue Herman Melville avec l'un de ses coequipiers apres une campagne eprouvante de chasse a la baleine. Ils sont tres bien accueillis et vivent en harmonie avec leurs hotes sur cette ile paradisiaque.Un recit documentaire qui nous fait explorer la Polynesie, ses autochtones et sa splendeur d'antan !EXTRAITSix mois en mer ! Oui, six mois sans avoir vu la terre, a courir apres la baleine, sous le soleil brulant de l'Equateur, ballottes par les vagues du Pacifique avec le ciel au-dessus de nos tetes, l'Ocean autour de nous et rien d'autre !Depuis des semaines nos provisions de denrees fraiches sont epuisees, nous n'avons pas un legume ; les beaux regimes de bananes qui decoraient autrefois l'entrepont ont disparu ; disparues aussi les oranges delicieuses qui pendaient a nos vergues ! Il ne nous reste plus que des conserves et des biscuits.Oh ! revoir un brin d'herbe tendre, humer les senteurs du sol ! N'y a-t-il rien de frais autour de nous, rien de vert sur quoi reposer nos yeux ? Si, l'interieur des flancs du navire est peint en vert mais d'une couleur si terne qu'elle ne peut evoquer l'idee des feuilles d'arbres ou des prairies ; meme l'ecorce du bois qui nous sert de combustible a ete devoree par le porc du capitaine..., d'ailleurs, depuis lors, le porc a ete mange.CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUEOn va, d'iles en iles, on tombe amoureux de ces polynesiens, on admire l'eau ecarlate, on nage dans ces eaux chaudes, on vit sur ces plages qui n'existent plus et quand la derniere page arrive, c'est le dernier rivage qui s'estompe. On sait qu'on rentre au port, que s'en est fini de l'exil, du periple en mer du sud. On regrette alors que le voyage n'ait pas ete plus long... - Tolbiac, BabelioFinalement, Melville nous en dit bien plus sur l'Occident, et le regard eurocentriste (qui comprend aussi l'Amerique, qu'on se le dise) au XIXe siecle que sur la Polynesie. Un chef-d'oeuvre. - Usurpateur, BabelioA PROPOS DE L'AUTEURHerman Melville, ne le 1er aout 1819 a Pearl Street, au sud-est de Manhattan (New York), mort le 28 septembre 1891 a New York, est un romancier, essayiste et poete americain. Pratiquement oublie de tous a sa mort, Melville est redecouvert dans les annees 1920 a travers son A uvre maitresse Moby Dick. Il est desormais considere comme l'une des plus grandes figures de la litterature americaine.

Herman Melville: The Complete Works

Herman Melville: The Complete Works

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook contains Herman Melville's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

Die obsessive Suche von Ahab, Kapitn des Walfangschiffs Pequod, nach Rache an Moby Dick, dem weien Wal, der auf der vorherigen Schifffahrt von Ahabs Bein am Knie abgebissen hatte.Die Basis fur die Arbeit ist Melvilles 1841 Walfangfahrt an Bord der Acushnet. Der Roman greift auch Walfangliteratur und literarische Inspirationen wie Shakespeare und die Bibel auf.

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

The gripping tale of a handsome and charismatic young sailor who runs afoul of his ship's master-at-arms, is falsely accused of inciting a mutiny, and hung, Billy Budd, Sailor is often treated as a masterpiece, a canonical work. But that assessment is at least partly founded on the assumption that the story was complete and ready for publication when it was left among the manuscripts on Melville's writing desk when he died in 1891. As Hershel Parker has pointed out, It is a wonderfully teachable story-as long as it is not taught as a finished, complete, coherent, and totally interpretable work of art. Furthering Melville's goal of getting his last literary projects into print, even in their imperfect forms, this last volume in the edition presents the poetry and prose that Melville was unable to finish, his sometimes ineffectual, sometimes heroic purposes betrayed by death. These unfinished writings include, besides Billy Budd, two projected volumes containing poems and prose pieces, Weeds and Wildings and Parthenope; three prose pieces, Rammon, Story of Daniel Orme, and Under the Rose ; and some three dozen poems of varying lengths. Some of these pieces were surely composed late in Melville's career, during his retirement, but others may date to as early as the 1850s. Except for Billy Budd, many of these works have not been readily available in reliable texts, when available at all. This volume, the result of the editors' meticulous study of the manuscripts, offers new reading texts, with significant corrections of words, phrases, and titles, the inclusion of heretofore unpublished lines of verse, and the return to their original locations of the two poems, The Enviable Isles and Pausilippo, that Melville had extracted for use in John Marr (1888) and Timoleon (1891). Hershel Parker's Historical Note traces how these writings fit into the trajectory of Melville's career, and the rest of the Editorial Appendix presents the scholarly evidence and decisions made in creating the reading texts. As a whole, the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of The Writings of Herman Melville, now complete in fifteen volumes, offers for the first time the total body of Melville's extant writings in a critical text, faithful to his intentions.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

"e;One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."e; -D. H. Lawrence"e;'Moby-Dick' is the book which I put down with the unqualified thought, 'I wish I had written that' -William Faulkner"e;What a book Melville has written! It gives me an idea of much greater power than his preceding ones. It hardly seemed to me that the review of it, in the 'Literary World', did justice to its best points."e; -Nathaniel Hawthorne"e;The greatest novel in American literature."e; -Elizabeth Hardwick"e;'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual - the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century."e; -Nathaniel PhilbrickA masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. "e;A valuable addition to the literature of the day,"e; said American journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 - a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as "e;the great American novel."e; Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.

Herman Melville: The Best Works

Herman Melville: The Best Works

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles Herman Melville's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and poems such as "e;Moby Dick"e;, "e;Clarel"e;, "e;Billy Budd"e;, "e;Bartleby, the Scrivener"e; and "e;Benito Cereno"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2017

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2017

The text here is based on Hershel Parker and Harrison Hayford's 1967 edition, footnoted to include biographical discoveries. Reviews, letters by Melville and belated praise is collected, and a wealth of new biographical material has been added, while new research is highlighted. Parker also explores what writing Moby-Dick cost Melville and his family.

Herman Melville: The Complete Collection

Herman Melville: The Complete Collection

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet from the American Renaissance period. Most of his writings were published between 1846 and 1857.

Herman Melville: The Complete Novels

Herman Melville: The Complete Novels

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Here you will find the complete novels of Herman Melville in the chronological order of their original publication. - Typee- Omoo- Mardi- Redburn- White Jacket- Moby-Dick- Pierre- Israel Potter- The Confidence-Man

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

"e;One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."e; -D. H. Lawrence"e;'Moby-Dick' is the book which I put down with the unqualified thought, 'I wish I had written that' -William Faulkner"e;What a book Melville has written! It gives me an idea of much greater power than his preceding ones. It hardly seemed to me that the review of it, in the 'Literary World', did justice to its best points."e; -Nathaniel Hawthorne"e;The greatest novel in American literature."e; -Elizabeth Hardwick"e;'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual - the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century."e; -Nathaniel PhilbrickA masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. "e;A valuable addition to the literature of the day,"e; said American journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 - a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as "e;the great American novel."e; Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.

Moby Dick Oder Der Wal

Moby Dick Oder Der Wal

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

"e;One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world."e; -D. H. Lawrence"e;'Moby-Dick' is the book which I put down with the unqualified thought, 'I wish I had written that' -William Faulkner"e;What a book Melville has written! It gives me an idea of much greater power than his preceding ones. It hardly seemed to me that the review of it, in the 'Literary World', did justice to its best points."e; -Nathaniel Hawthorne"e;The greatest novel in American literature."e; -Elizabeth Hardwick"e;'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual - the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century."e; -Nathaniel PhilbrickA masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. "e;A valuable addition to the literature of the day,"e; said American journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 - a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as "e;the great American novel."e; Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.

Bartleby, Der Schreiber: Eine Geschichte Aus Der Wall Street

Bartleby, Der Schreiber: Eine Geschichte Aus Der Wall Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Benito Cereno - Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe

Benito Cereno - Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Billy Budd, Vortoppmann Auf Der Indomitable (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Billy Budd, Vortoppmann Auf Der Indomitable (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Apple Tree Table and Other Sketches (Serapis Classics)

Apple Tree Table and Other Sketches (Serapis Classics)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and 1857. Best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851), he is also legendary for having been forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. Melville's writing is characteristic for its allusivity. "e;In Melville's manipulation of his reading,"e; scholar Stanley T. Williams wrote, "e;was a transforming power comparable to Shakespeare's."e;

Confidence-Man

Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2017

On April Fool's Day in 1856, a shape-shifting grifter boards a Mississippi riverboat to expose the pretenses, hypocrisies, and self-delusions of his fellow passengers. The con artist assumes numerous identities — a disabled beggar, a charity fundraiser, a successful businessman, an urbane gentleman — to win over his not-entirely-innocent dupes. The central character's shifting identities, as fluid as the river itself, reflect broader aspects of human identity even as his impudent hoaxes form a meditation on illusion and trust. This comic allegory addresses themes of sincerity, character, and morality in its challenge to the optimism and materialism of mid-19th-century America. By the time of its publication, readers had pigeonholed Herman Melville as a writer of adventure yarns. The novel was completely misunderstood by the author's contemporaries, and its financial failure drove him away from fiction. With the passage of time, however, The Confidence-Man has come to be recognized for its stunningly modern techniques and its indictment of the dark side of the American dream.

Complete Works of Herman Melville: Novels, Short Stories, Poems & Essays

Complete Works of Herman Melville: Novels, Short Stories, Poems & Essays

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2017

This carefully edited collection of "e;The Complete Works of Herman Melville: Novels, Short Stories, Poems & Essays"e; has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:Novels:TypeeOmooMardiRedburnWhite-JacketMoby-DickPierreIsrael PotterThe Confidence-ManBilly Budd, SailorShort Stories:The PiazzaBartleby, the ScrivenerBenito CerenoThe Lightning-Rod ManThe Encantadas, or Enchanted IslesThe Bell-TowerThe Apple-Tree TableJimmy RoseI and My ChimneyThe Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of MaidsCock-a-Doodle-Doo!The FiddlerPoor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's CrumbsThe Happy FailureThe 'GeesThe Two TemplesDaniel OrmePoetry Collections:Clarel - A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy LandBattle-Pieces and Aspects of the WarTimoleon and Other Ventures in Minor VerseWeeds and Wildings, With a Rose or TwoJohn Marr and Other Sailors:Bridgeroom DickTom DeadlightJack RoyThe HagletsThe Aeolian HarpTo the Master of the "e;Meteor"e;Far off ShoreThe Man-of-War HawkThe Figure-HeadThe Good Craft "e;Snow Bird"e;Old CounselThe Tuft of KelpThe Maldive SharkTo NedCrossing the TropicsThe BergThe Enviable IslesPebblesPoems from MardiWe FishInvocationDirgeMarlenaPipe SongSong of Yoomy GoldThe Land of LoveEssays:Fragments from a Writing DeskEtchings of a Whaling CruiseAuthentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack"e;Mr. Parkman's TourCooper's New NovelA Thought on Book-BindingHawthorne and His MossesCriticism:Herman Melville by Virginia WoolfHerman Melville's Moby Dick by D.H. LawrenceHerman Melville's Typee and Omoo by D.H. LawrenceHerman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2017

The story of the novel created by the famous American writer Herman Melville, 'Moby-Dick', is largely based on a real case that happened to an American whaler. The narrative is conducted on behalf of the sailor Ishmael. Behind the giant white whale, nicknamed Moby Dick, is a desperate hunt. Who will win this battle: people or the lord of the ocean? Pretty illustrations by Vladislav Trotsenko provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Moby Dick; Or the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2017

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2017

In this collection readers will find two of Herman Melville's most renowned shorter works, "e;Bartleby: The Scrivener"e;, and "e;Benito Cereno"e;. The first story, "e;Bartleby"e;, was first serialized in two issues of "e;Putnam's Magazine"e; in November and December of 1853. It concerns the office of a Wall Street lawyer who due to an increase in business hires a third scrivener named Bartleby to copy legal documents by hand. At first Bartleby proves to be a very productive worker but one day begins acting rather strangely. When asked to proofread a document he replies "e;I would prefer not to"e;, an answer he begins repeating perpetually in regards to all the tasks put to him. What follows for Bartleby is a tragic decline into apathy. The second story, "e;Benito Cereno"e;, first appeared in "e;Putnam's Monthly"e; over three installments in 1855. It is the story on Don Benito Cereno, the captain of a Spanish Slavery ship, and the revolt that happens aboard his ship. Together "e;Bartleby"e; and "e;Benito Cereno"e; are widely regarded as two of Melville's finest compositions. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2017

"e;Billy Budd"e; is the final work of American author Herman Melville which was discovered amongst his papers three decades after his death and first published in Raymond Weaver's 1924 edition of "e;The Collected Works of Melville."e; The emergence of that collection as well as Weaver's 1921 biography, "e;Herman Melville: Man, Mariner and Mystic"e;, sparked a revival of interest in the forgotten writer. Despite the complex and incomplete nature of the manuscript excitement arose around this "e;new"e; Melville work when it was first discovered. The novel is concerned with its titular character, Billy Budd, a navy sailor accused of mutiny by a fellow officer, who immediately strikes his accuser dead, followed quickly by a trial, conviction and execution. The story stemmed from Melville's interest in an 1888 article called "e;The Mutiny on the Somers,"e; concerning three sailors who in 1842 had been convicted of mutiny. Presented here in this volume is Weaver's original 1924 edition, a first of many attempts to piece together and refine the sometimes illegible text, which included questionable additions and omissions made by Melville's wife after his death. This edition includes the often omitted "e;Daniel Orme"e; chapter and a biographical afterword.

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2017

"e;Billy Budd"e; is the final work of American author Herman Melville which was discovered amongst his papers three decades after his death and first published in Raymond Weaver's 1924 edition of "e;The Collected Works of Melville."e; The emergence of that collection as well as Weaver's 1921 biography, "e;Herman Melville: Man, Mariner and Mystic"e;, sparked a revival of interest in the forgotten writer. Despite the complex and incomplete nature of the manuscript excitement arose around this "e;new"e; Melville work when it was first discovered. The novel is concerned with its titular character, Billy Budd, a navy sailor accused of mutiny by a fellow officer, who immediately strikes his accuser dead, followed quickly by a trial, conviction and execution. The story stemmed from Melville's interest in an 1888 article called "e;The Mutiny on the Somers,"e; concerning three sailors who in 1842 had been convicted of mutiny. Presented here in this volume is Weaver's original 1924 edition, a first of many attempts to piece together and refine the sometimes illegible text, which included questionable additions and omissions made by Melville's wife after his death. Also included in this collection are the following tales: "e;The Piazza"e;, "e;Bartleby: The Scrivener"e;, "e;Benito Cereno"e;, "e;The Lightning-Rod Man"e;, "e;The Encantadas"e;, "e;The Bell-Tower"e;, and "e;The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids"e;. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2017

Ausgewahlte Romane und Erzahlungen von Herman Melville

Ausgewahlte Romane und Erzahlungen von Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Diese Ausgabe der Werke von Herman Melville wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Dieses eBook ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Herman Melville (1819-1891) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dichter und Essayist. Melvilles Moby-Dick gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Romane der Weltliteratur. Inhalt:Taipi. Ein Blick auf Polynesisches LebenOmoo. Erlebnisse in der SdseeMoby DickBartleby, der Schreiber. Eine Geschichte aus der Wall StreetBenito Cereno Billy Budd, Vortoppmann auf der IndomitableDas Paradies der Junggesellen und der Tartarus der MadchenDer Pudding des armen Mannes und die Brosamen des ReichenDie Encantadas (Die Verzauberten Inseln)Jimmy RoseKikeriki (Das Krhen des edlen Hahnes Beneventano)

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2017

Die Matrosen Ismael und Queequeg sind im amerikanischen Walfangerhafen New Bedford in Massachusetts auf der Suche nach einem Job. Sie freunden sich an. Im benachbarten Walfangerhafen Nantucket heuern sie auf der "e;Pequod"e; an. Kapitan Ahab, den wohl bekanntesten Charakter des Romans "e;Moby Dick"e;, bekommen sie erst nach einigen Tagen zu Gesicht. Ahab hat in einem fruheren Kampf mit dem Wal Moby Dick ein Bein verloren. Er ist besessen von dem Ziel, sich an Moby Dick zu rachen. Es gelingt ihm, die Mannschaft auf die Jagd nach Moby Dick einzuschworen. Monatelang ist das Schiff unterwegs, jagt Wale, begegnet anderen Walfangern, wehrt sich gegen Piraten. Schlielich trifft die "e;Pequod"e; auf Moby Dick. Der ersehnte Kampf beginnt. "e;Moby Dick"e; ist ein komplex aufgebautes literarisches Meisterwerk. Die Charaktere stehen fr bestimmte philosophische Lebenshaltungen. Der Roman ist ein Hauptwerk des amerikanischen Symbolismus.

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2017

THE HERMAN MELVILLE BOOK: (12 CLASSIC ADVENTURE STORIES), TYPEE,OMOO,REDBURN, WHITE JACKET,MOBY DICK,ISRAEL POTTER,PIERRE ...: Classic Adventure Stories

THE HERMAN MELVILLE BOOK: (12 CLASSIC ADVENTURE STORIES), TYPEE,OMOO,REDBURN, WHITE JACKET,MOBY DICK,ISRAEL POTTER,PIERRE ...: Classic Adventure Stories

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville. The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted. Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-TowerThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack,"e; Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

When the young Ishmael gets on board Captain Ahab's whaling ship, little does he suspect that the mission on which he is about to embark is the fulfilment of his master's obsessive desire for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale who has already claimed countless human victims and destroyed many fleets. With some sinister crew members in their midst and the hazardous conditions of the sea to contend with, the expedition becomes increasingly dangerous the closer it gets to its quarry. One of the great American novels, if not the greatest, Moby Dick epically combines rip-roaring adventure, a meticulously realistic portrayal of the whaling trade and a profound philosophical disquisition on the nature of good and evil.

Moby-Dick (Golden Deer Classics)

Moby-Dick (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2017

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

Redburn - His First Voyage

Redburn - His First Voyage

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;Redburn - His First Voyage"e; is a 1849 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The story follows a fifteen-year-old boy from the state of New York called Wellington Redburn, who dreams only of running away to sea. When he finally manages to realise his goal, however, he finds that the reality of a life at sea is far less romantic than he envisioned. Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet belonging to the American Renaissance period. His is most famous for his works: "e;Typee"e; (1846) and "e;Moby-Dick"e; (1851). Other notable works by this author include: "e;Mardi: And a Voyage Thither"e; (1849), "e;Pierre: or, The Ambiguities"e; (1852), and "e;'Benito Cereno'"e; (1855). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2017

The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches

The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2017

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2017

Based on Melville's real-life experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, his first novel was extremely popular, provoking public skepticism until the events within were corroborated by a fellow castaway. Typee is properly considered a work of fiction, as the three week stay on which the author based his story is here extended to four months, and the book is supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other Pacific exploration books of the time. The title refers to the province of Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; making him notorious as the man who lived among the cannibals.

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2017

Based on Melville's travels in the Society Islands of the South Pacific, Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is told by an unnamed narrator who boards a whaling vessel bound for Tahiti. The narrator becomes involved in a mutiny and afterward is imprisoned on the island of Tahiti. His observations of the island, its way of life and the customs of the natives follow. Omoo"e; is the sequel to Melville's hugely successful Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, and was adapted into the 1949 exploitation film Omoo-Omoo, The Shark God.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2017

Based on Melville's real-life experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, his first novel was extremely popular, provoking public skepticism until the events within were corroborated by a fellow castaway. Typee is properly considered a work of fiction, as the three week stay on which the author based his story is here extended to four months, and the book is supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other Pacific exploration books of the time. The title refers to the province of Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; making him notorious as the man who lived among the cannibals.

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2017

Based on Melville's travels in the Society Islands of the South Pacific, Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is told by an unnamed narrator who boards a whaling vessel bound for Tahiti. The narrator becomes involved in a mutiny and afterward is imprisoned on the island of Tahiti. His observations of the island, its way of life and the customs of the natives follow. Omoo"e; is the sequel to Melville's hugely successful Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, and was adapted into the 1949 exploitation film Omoo-Omoo, The Shark God.

Piazza Tales

Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel 'Pierre', The Piazza Tales is his accessible and entertaining collection of short stories concerning love, labor and loss. The collection includes the author's three most important achievements in the genre of short fiction, Bartleby, the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and The Encantadas, his sketches of the Galapagos Islands. Melville had originally intended to entitle the volume Benito Cereno and Other Sketches, but settled on the definitive title after he had written the introductory story, which concerns the coincidental meeting of mutual long-distance admirers separated by a valley in the mountains.

Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

In Manhattan, an elderly lawyer's business is growing. Having two scriveners in his employ, the lawyer advertises for a third to meet demand. Enter Bartleby, a glum albeit quality scrivener. However, the lawyer quickly discovers that something is off with his new employee. When asked to perform any duties outside of copying, Bartleby responds with a canned I would prefer not to. Soon Bartleby is living at the office and performing less and less at work. Finally fed up with his strange new scrivener, the lawyer asks Bartleby to leave, only to find himself on the receiving end of yet another I would prefer not to.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

A fictionalized account about the revolt on a 19th-century Spanish slavery ship, Benito Cereno was first published in three installments in 1855. Melville scholar Merton M. Sealts, Jr. called the story "e;an oblique comment on those prevailing attitudes toward blacks and slavery in the United States that would ultimately precipitate civil war between North and South."e; The famous question of what had cast such a shadow upon Cereno was used by American author Ralph Ellison as an epitaph to his 1952 novel Invisible Man, excluding Cereno's answer, The negro. Over time, Melville's story has been increasingly recognized as among his greatest achievements.

Bell-Tower

Bell-Tower

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

Considered to be the least characteristic of Melville's stories, somewhat resembling the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, "e;The Bell-Tower"e; is a dark literary work that explores, though never fully reveals, its central mystery. An eccentric artist and architect dreams up plans for a magnificent bell tower. After receiving approval from the city, he happily begins construction. When city residents begin to notice strange occurrences associated with the project, their complaints eventually force the city magistrates to investigate. Showing the magistrates around the tower, the artist proudly shows off his work and answers their questions, but one curiosity remains unanswered-what lies beneath the shroud in the bell-tower?

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

This epic story of Captain Ahab's incredible quest for the elusive great whale is widely regarded as the Great American Novel. Narrator Ishmael's longing for the sea is his sustenance. "e;Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can...With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship."e; Ishmael's love of the ocean could very well have been the author's too. Melville's experiences as a sailor provided a detailed background on the whaling industry and spawned the success and acclaim of this literary masterpiece.

Piazza Tales

Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel 'Pierre', The Piazza Tales is his accessible and entertaining collection of short stories concerning love, labor and loss. The collection includes the author's three most important achievements in the genre of short fiction, Bartleby, the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and The Encantadas, his sketches of the Galapagos Islands. Melville had originally intended to entitle the volume Benito Cereno and Other Sketches, but settled on the definitive title after he had written the introductory story, which concerns the coincidental meeting of mutual long-distance admirers separated by a valley in the mountains.

Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

In Manhattan, an elderly lawyer's business is growing. Having two scriveners in his employ, the lawyer advertises for a third to meet demand. Enter Bartleby, a glum albeit quality scrivener. However, the lawyer quickly discovers that something is off with his new employee. When asked to perform any duties outside of copying, Bartleby responds with a canned I would prefer not to. Soon Bartleby is living at the office and performing less and less at work. Finally fed up with his strange new scrivener, the lawyer asks Bartleby to leave, only to find himself on the receiving end of yet another I would prefer not to.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

A fictionalized account about the revolt on a 19th-century Spanish slavery ship, Benito Cereno was first published in three installments in 1855. Melville scholar Merton M. Sealts, Jr. called the story "e;an oblique comment on those prevailing attitudes toward blacks and slavery in the United States that would ultimately precipitate civil war between North and South."e; The famous question of what had cast such a shadow upon Cereno was used by American author Ralph Ellison as an epitaph to his 1952 novel Invisible Man, excluding Cereno's answer, The negro. Over time, Melville's story has been increasingly recognized as among his greatest achievements.

Bell-Tower

Bell-Tower

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

Considered to be the least characteristic of Melville's stories, somewhat resembling the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, "e;The Bell-Tower"e; is a dark literary work that explores, though never fully reveals, its central mystery. An eccentric artist and architect dreams up plans for a magnificent bell tower. After receiving approval from the city, he happily begins construction. When city residents begin to notice strange occurrences associated with the project, their complaints eventually force the city magistrates to investigate. Showing the magistrates around the tower, the artist proudly shows off his work and answers their questions, but one curiosity remains unanswered-what lies beneath the shroud in the bell-tower?

Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

"e;Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"e; is a short work by the American novelist Herman Melville. The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. An increase in business leads the narrator to advertise for a third scrivener, and he hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "e;I would prefer not to."e; For a while Bartleby remains willing to do his main work of copying, but eventually he ceases this activity as well, so that finally he is doing nothing. And yet the narrator finds himself unable to make Bartleby leave; his unwillingness or inability to move against Bartleby mirrors Bartleby's own strange inaction.

Herman Melville: The Complete works (ReadOn Classics)

Herman Melville: The Complete works (ReadOn Classics)

Author: Herman Melville, ReadOn Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville. The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted. Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-TowerThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack,"e; Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume II

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume II

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Israel Potter

Israel Potter

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume II

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume II

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume I

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume I

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Israel Potter

Israel Potter

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume I

Mardi And a Voyage Thither; Volume I

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2017

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of-War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of-War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Redburn. His First Voyage

Redburn. His First Voyage

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Redburn. His First Voyage

Redburn. His First Voyage

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

The Confidence-Man His Masquerade

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Collected Works of Herman Melville

Collected Works of Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Collected Works of Herman Melville

Collected Works of Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of-War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of-War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Typee A Romance of the South Sea

Typee A Romance of the South Sea

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Typee A Romance of the South Sea

Typee A Romance of the South Sea

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Moby Dick Or: The Whale

Moby Dick Or: The Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2017

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking peoples hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

Moby Dick is a novel by American writer Herman Melville. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "e;one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world"e;, and "e;the greatest book of the sea ever written"e;. "e;Call me Ishmael"e; is among world literature's most famous opening sentences. The product of a year and a half of writing, the book draws on Melville's experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible. The white whale is modeled on the notoriously hard to catch actual albino whale Mocha Dick, and the ending is based on the sinking of the whaler Essex by a whale. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting and of extracting whale oil, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, are mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God. In addition to narrative prose, Melville uses styles and literary devices ranging from songs, poetry, and catalogs to Shakespearean stage directions, soliloquies, and asides.

Billy Budd, Sailor

Billy Budd, Sailor

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2017

Complete Works of Herman Melville

Complete Works of Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2017

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Complete Works of Herman Melville"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:Novels:TypeeOmooMardiRedburnWhite-JacketMoby-DickPierreIsrael PotterThe Confidence-ManBilly Budd, SailorShort Stories:The PiazzaBartleby, the ScrivenerBenito CerenoThe Lightning-Rod ManThe Encantadas, or Enchanted IslesThe Bell-TowerThe Apple-Tree TableJimmy RoseI and My ChimneyThe Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of MaidsCock-a-Doodle-Doo!The FiddlerPoor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's CrumbsThe Happy FailureThe 'GeesThe Two TemplesDaniel OrmePoetry Collections:Clarel - A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy LandBattle-Pieces and Aspects of the WarTimoleon and Other Ventures in Minor VerseWeeds and Wildings, With a Rose or TwoJohn Marr and Other Sailors:Bridgeroom DickTom DeadlightJack RoyThe HagletsThe Aeolian HarpTo the Master of the "e;Meteor"e;Far off ShoreThe Man-of-War HawkThe Figure-HeadThe Good Craft "e;Snow Bird"e;Old CounselThe Tuft of KelpThe Maldive SharkTo NedCrossing the TropicsThe BergThe Enviable IslesPebblesPoems from MardiWe FishInvocationDirgeMarlenaPipe SongSong of Yoomy GoldThe Land of LoveEssays:Fragments from a Writing DeskEtchings of a Whaling CruiseAuthentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack"e;Mr. Parkman's TourCooper's New NovelA Thought on Book-BindingHawthorne and His MossesCriticism:Herman Melville by Virginia WoolfHerman Melville's Moby Dick by D.H. LawrenceHerman Melville's Typee and Omoo by D.H. LawrenceHerman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. His best known works include Typee, an account of his experiences in Polynesian life, its sequel Omoo, and the classic Moby-Dick.

Redburn

Redburn

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Melville Herman: The Complete works (Oregan Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Melville Herman: The Complete works (Oregan Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville. The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted. -------------Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-TowerThe Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "e;Old Zack,"e; Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Dit

Pierre Or, The Ambiguities

Pierre Or, The Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2017

The Harper & Brothers 1852 first edition of Pierre is accompanied by Robert S. Levine and Cindy Weinstein's introduction, note on the text and annotations. Contextual and source materials, including letters and responses, provide readers with a sense of Pierre's time and place. Seven critical essays on Pierre's major themes are also included.

Moby Dick Foxton Reader Level 2 (600 headwords A2/B1)

Moby Dick Foxton Reader Level 2 (600 headwords A2/B1)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Moby Dick or The Whale

Moby Dick or The Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago-never mind how long precisely-having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off-then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs-commerce surrounds it with her surf. Right and left, the streets take you waterward. Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land. Look at the crowds of water-gazers there.Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall, northward. What do you see?-Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries. Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep. But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster-tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks. How then is this? Are the green fields gone? What do they here?But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. Strange! Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice. No. They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in. And there they stand-miles of them-leagues. Inlanders all, they come from lanes and alleys, streets and avenues-north, east, south, and west. Yet here they all unite. Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all those ships attract them thither?

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2016

Typee - Ein Sudsee-Abenteuer

Typee - Ein Sudsee-Abenteuer

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2016

Billy Budd, Sailor

Billy Budd, Sailor

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2016

Omu

Omu

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2016

Omu

Omu

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2016

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

This nineteenth-century classic is at once a thrilling adventure, a timeless allegory, and ';the greatest of American novels' (The Atlantic Monthly). Despite strange warnings, Ishmael, a young schoolteacher from Manhattan, signs up for a voyage aboard the Pequod, a whaling ship departing from New Bedford, Massachusetts. While on shore, he strikes up a friendship with Queequeg, a tattooed South Seas cannibal. The unlikely friends are hired for the journeyonly to discover their commander will be Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged, tyrannical old man fixated on avenging Moby Dick, the great white whale who crippled him. Along with the rest of the crew, including unforgettable characters like the intellectual first mate Starbuck who risks standing up to Ahab, cheerful second mate Stubb, and African harpooner Daggoo, Ishmael sets out for a hair-raising adventure laden with danger and nameless horrors. As they dare to challenge God's most dreaded creation and nature's indifference to human survival, their fate lies with their monomaniacal captain, whose obsession can only lead to tragedy. Considered a masterpiece of American literature, Moby Dickfrom its famous first line, ';Call me Ishmael,' to its dramatic climaxhas fascinated generations of readers.

Confidence-Man

Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

From the author of Moby Dick: A con artist swindles his fellow passengers on a Mississippi River steamboat in this exploration of human nature. A mysterious stranger boards a steamboat bound for New Orleans on April Fools' Day. But just who is this confidence-man? At first, he is a mute, clad in cream-colored clothes and a white fur hat, boarding the steamer Fidele in St. Louis. The man transforms when he meets a group of passengers. He assumes the identities of a crippled beggar named ';Black Guinea,' an agent from the Seminole Widow and Orphan Society, and the president of the Black Rapids Coal Company, among other disguises. As the ship makes its way to its final destination and the huckster's deceptions lead to thefts, everyone on board will be left wondering whom they can trust. A cultural satire, allegory, and metaphysical treatise, The Confidence-Man is one of the most unconventional works by the legendary author of Moby Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

Widely considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville's masterpiece went largely unread during his lifetime and was out of print at the time of his death in 1891. Called the greatest book about the sea ever written by D.H. Lawrence, Moby Dick features detailed descriptions of whale hunting and whale oil extraction as well as beautiful, incisive writing on race, class, religion, art, and society. The story, loosely based on a real whaling shipwreck, features the unforgettable, vengeful Captain Ahab, who obsessively hunts a great white whale who bit his leg off below the knee.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

Widely considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville's masterpiece went largely unread during his lifetime and was out of print at the time of his death in 1891. Called the greatest book about the sea ever written by D.H. Lawrence, Moby Dick features detailed descriptions of whale hunting and whale oil extraction as well as beautiful, incisive writing on race, class, religion, art, and society. The story, loosely based on a real whaling shipwreck, features the unforgettable, vengeful Captain Ahab, who obsessively hunts a great white whale who bit his leg off below the knee.

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2016

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) is the first book of poetry published by American author Herman Melville. The volume is dedicated "e;To the Memory of the Three Hundred Thousand Who in the War For the Maintenance of the Union Fell Devotedly Under the Flag of Their Country"e; and its 72 poems deal with the battles and personalities of the American Civil War and their aftermath. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2016

Call me Ishmael, Moby-Dick begins, in one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature. The name has come to symbolize orphans, exiles, and social outcasts - in the opening paragraph of Moby-Dick, Ishmael tells the reader that he has turned to the sea out of a feeling of alienation from human society. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out a specific whale-Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.

Bartleby, The Scrivener

Bartleby, The Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2016

Bartleby is a kind of clerk, a copyist, "e;who obstinately refuses to go on doing the sort of writing demanded of him."e; During the spring of 1851, Melville felt similarly about his work on Moby Dick. Thus, Bartleby can be seen to represent Melville's frustration with his own situation as a writer, and the story itself is "e;about a writer who forsakes conventional modes because of an irresistible preoccupation with the most baffling philosophical questions."e; Bartleby can also be seen to represent Melville's relation to his commercial, democratic society.

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Moby Dick; Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2016

Confidence-Man

Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

In his ninth and final novel, cultural observer, novelist, and poet Herman Melville gives us a picture of everything wrong with America in the decade preceding the Civil War.Evoking Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, this is a story of interlocking tales from a group of steamboat passengers traveling down the Mississippi toward New Orleans. Aboard the Fidele can be found all manner of con man, from those selling stock in failing companies and herbal cure-all "e;medicines"e; to those who are raising money for a supposed charitable organization and those who simply ask for money outright. One man sneaks aboard ship to test the so-called confidence of the passengers, and everyone is forced to confront that in which he places his trust before journey's end. Mixing his trademark satirical style with allegory and metaphysical treatise, Melville's The Confidence-Man is a precursor to the twentieth-century literary preoccupations with nihilism, existentialism, and absurdism.

Taipi

Taipi

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

Herman Melville, du haut de ses vingt-cinq ans, nous raconte la rencontre avec un peuple etonnant du PacifiqueNuku-Hiva, une ile de l'archipel des Marquises, Pacifique. Deux tribus y vivent, l'une douce et pacifique, l'autre cannibale. Apres avoir fui le navire baleinier, deux fugitifs sont recueillis par l'une des tribus. Taipi est la relation d'une aventure qu'a connue Herman Melville avec l'un de ses coequipiers apres une campagne eprouvante de chasse a la baleine. Ils sont tres bien accueillis et vivent en harmonie avec leurs hotes sur cette ile paradisiaque.Un recit documentaire qui nous fait explorer la Polynesie, ses autochtones et sa splendeur d'antan !EXTRAITSix mois en mer ! Oui, six mois sans avoir vu la terre, a courir apres la baleine, sous le soleil brulant de l'Equateur, ballottes par les vagues du Pacifique avec le ciel au-dessus de nos tetes, l'Ocean autour de nous et rien d'autre !Depuis des semaines nos provisions de denrees fraiches sont epuisees, nous n'avons pas un legume ; les beaux regimes de bananes qui decoraient autrefois l'entrepont ont disparu ; disparues aussi les oranges delicieuses qui pendaient a nos vergues ! Il ne nous reste plus que des conserves et des biscuits.Oh ! revoir un brin d'herbe tendre, humer les senteurs du sol ! N'y a-t-il rien de frais autour de nous, rien de vert sur quoi reposer nos yeux ? Si, l'interieur des flancs du navire est peint en vert mais d'une couleur si terne qu'elle ne peut evoquer l'idee des feuilles d'arbres ou des prairies ; meme l'ecorce du bois qui nous sert de combustible a ete devoree par le porc du capitaine..., d'ailleurs, depuis lors, le porc a ete mange.CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUEOn va, d'iles en iles, on tombe amoureux de ces polynesiens, on admire l'eau ecarlate, on nage dans ces eaux chaudes, on vit sur ces plages qui n'existent plus et quand la derniere page arrive, c'est le dernier rivage qui s'estompe. On sait qu'on rentre au port, que s'en est fini de l'exil, du periple en mer du sud. On regrette alors que le voyage n'ait pas ete plus long... - Tolbiac, BabelioFinalement, Melville nous en dit bien plus sur l'Occident, et le regard eurocentriste (qui comprend aussi l'Amerique, qu'on se le dise) au XIXe siecle que sur la Polynesie. Un chef-d'oeuvre. - Usurpateur, BabelioA PROPOS DE L'AUTEURHerman Melville, ne le 1er aout 1819 a Pearl Street, au sud-est de Manhattan (New York), mort le 28 septembre 1891 a New York, est un romancier, essayiste et poete americain. Pratiquement oublie de tous a sa mort, Melville est redecouvert dans les annees 1920 a travers son A uvre maitresse Moby Dick. Il est desormais considere comme l'une des plus grandes figures de la litterature americaine.

Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Moby Dick (Herman Melville) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2016

Literary Thoughts editionpresentsMoby Dick; or, the Whale by Herman Melville------Written by American writer Herman Melville, the novel "e;Moby Dick; or, the Whale"e; was published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. A Sailor named ishmael tells us the story of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, who goes on an obsessive quest for revenge on Moby Dick. On an earlier voyage, the whale destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established during the 20th century. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2016

In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's Master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

Billy Budd

Billy Budd

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2016

In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's Master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

Pierre

Pierre

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2016

Pierre Glendinning is the nineteen-year-old heir to the manor at Saddle Meadows in upstate New York. Engaged to the blonde Lucy Tartan in a match approved by his domineering mother, Pierre encounters the dark and mysterious Isabel Banford, who claims to be his half-sister, the illegitimate and orphaned child of his father and a European refugee. Driven by his magnetic attraction to Isabel, Pierre devises a remarkable scheme to preserve his father's name, spare his mother's grief, and give Isabel her proper share of the estate.First published in 1852, Pierre was condemned by critics of the time: "e;a dead failure,"e; "e;this crazy rigmarole,"e; and "e;a literary mare's nest."e; Latter-day critics, however, have recognized in the story of Melville's idealistic young hero a corrosive satire of the sentimental gothic novel and a revolutionary foray into modernist literary techniques.

Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall-Street

Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall-Street

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2016

Ever Felt Alone, Surrounded by People...? Bartleby the Scrivener explores the theme of isolation in American life and the workplace through actual physical loneliness and mental loneliness. Although all of the characters at the office are related by being co-workers, Bartleby is the only one whose name is known to us and seems serious, as the rest of characters have odd nicknames, such as Nippers or Turkey. This excludes him from being normal in the workplace. Bartleby's former job was at the Dead Letter Office that received mail with nowhere to go, representing the isolation of communication that Bartleby had at both places of work, being that he was given a separate work area for himself at the lawyer's office. Bartleby begins to never leave the office, but repeats what he does all day long, copying, staring, and repeating his famous words of I would prefer not to, leading readers to have another image of the repetition that leads to isolation on Wall Street and the American workplace.

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2016

"e;Call me Ishmael."e; So begins the famous opening chapter of Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Young sailor Ishmael is hired as a crew member of a whaler named Pequod, captained by a man named Ahab. In between lengthy chapters on whale biology and descriptions of the crew and the whaling trade, readers are slowly introduced to a captivating tale. Ahab is out for revenge on the great white whale that stole his leg, leaving him with a whale-bone prosthesis and a withering hatred for the beast. Known as Moby Dick, the whale is infamous for his encounters and escapes with whale ships, and Ahab offers a gold coin, nailed to the Pequod's mast, as a reward for whoever sights him first. Beginning on a cold Christmas morning, the crew embarks on a journey to find the whale and make their fortunes. An exciting staple of American literature, Moby-Dick is a must-read for anyone interested in the classics. Herman Melville was inspired to write Moby Dick by the 1821 biographical account Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex, which in turn inspired the 2000 novel and 2015 movie, In the Heart of the Sea.

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd,Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville's. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries. This Penguin Classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr., and the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales.

The Condensed Moby Dick Abridged for the Modern Reader

The Condensed Moby Dick Abridged for the Modern Reader

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2016

Condensed Moby Dick

Condensed Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2016

Moby Dick is one of the greatest American novels ever wrote. If youve always wanted to read the classic, but just dont have the time, this abridged version can help. At just 20,000 words long, this version of the classic novel will let you read Melvilles classic in just hours, and provide you with an excellent overview of the entire novel. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahabs boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2016

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2016

Der Roman "e;Moby Dick"e; von Herman Melville wurde 1851 erstmals veroffentlicht und zahlt zu den bedeutendsten Werken der US-amerikanischen Literatur. Er behandelt die Erfahrungen des Erzahlers Ishmael, der auf dem Walfangschiff Pequod der Jagd des wahnsinnigen Kapitans Ahab nach dem weien Pottwal Moby Dick beiwohnt. Melville beschreibt auf detaillierte Weise den Walfang als Metapher fur die Ausbeutung der indigenen Volker und der Natur Amerikas durch die europaischen Kolonialmachte, portratiert mit Ishmael und Queequeg eine Freundschaft uber alle Konventionen hinweg und bringt mit dem Konflikt zwischen Ahab und dem Wal Moby Dick die Grenzen der menschlichen Fahigkeiten zum Ausdruck.

Herman Melville The Dover Reader

Herman Melville The Dover Reader

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2016

Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick. The great epic, now recognized as a masterpiece, was scorned by an uncomprehending nineteenth-century audience. Melville's preoccupation with metaphysical and philosophical issues and his use of symbols and archetypes foreshadowed elements of latter-day literature, and modern readers rejoice in his groundbreaking explorations of timeless questions. Along with excerpts from Moby-Dick, this anthology presents the complete text of Melville's classic of travel and adventure literature, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. Additional features include the short stories "e;Bartleby the Scrivener,"e; "e;The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids,"e; and "e;The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles."e;

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2016

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

El encarnizado enfrentamiento entre el capitan Ahab y Moby Dick se ha convertido con el paso de los anos en un lugar comun de la literatura universal. La obra magna de Herman Melville narra el modo en el que una ballena blanca, simbolo de la obsesion autodestructiva, arrastra con hilos invisibles a la tripulacion del Pequod hasta enfrentarla cara a cara con su destino. Sin embargo, del mismo modo en el que la inmensidad del oceano oculta bajo la superficie todo un mundo submarino, la prosa del autor estadounidense sumerge sus redes en aguas profundas con intencion de capturar la compleja esencia del ser humano. La ballena blanca me oprime. Me aplasta! Pero es lo que se esconde tras la mscara lo que yo persigo, el ente maligno que ha enterrado al hombre desde el principio de los tiempos!

Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2016

Call me Ishmael . So begins Moby-Dick, Herman Melville's epic account of the last voyage of the ill-fated whaling ship Pequod, and its captain's obsessive pursuit of the legendary white whale that maimed him years before. Melville's classic novel has given American literature some of its most iconic characters. Inspired by the real-life ordeal of the crew of the whaling ship Essex--who, in 1819, were set adrift in the heart of the sea for eighty-nine days, after the whale they were hunting stove in their ship's hull--and steeped in the lore and legendry of whaling, Melville's novel is widely regarded as one of the greatest American novels. More than a rousing tale of adventure on the high seas, Moby-Dick is acknowledged today as a fundamental exploration of the ideas and interests that shaped the American experience in the nineteenth century. The text of Moby-Dick in this volume is from the authoritative Northwestern Newberry edition of The Writings of Herman Melville. Moby-Dick is one of Barnes & Noble's leatherbound classics.Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark.

Moby Dick I. kotet

Moby Dick I. kotet

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2016

A kozel hatvaneves Achab kapitany a Pequod nevu hajon indul el utjara, melynek valodi celjat a hajo tulajdonosai es a szemelyzet elott is eltitkolja: meg akarja olni Moby Dicket, a Japan-tenger hires feher balnajat, "e;aki"e; elozo utjan leszakitotta a kapita

Moby Dick II. kotet

Moby Dick II. kotet

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2016

A kozel hatvaneves Achab kapitany a Pequod nevu hajon indul el utjara, melynek valodi celjat a hajo tulajdonosai es a szemelyzet elott is eltitkolja: meg akarja olni Moby Dicket, a Japan-tenger hires feher balnajat, "e;aki"e; elozo utjan leszakitotta a kapita

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2016

Few literary masterpieces cast quite as awesome a shadow as Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Captain Ahab's quest for the white whale is a timeless epic - a thrilling tale of vengeance and obsession, and a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity. Inspired by true events, Moby Dick is a work of astonishing psychological depth. It is perhaps the greatest sea story ever told and one of the great classics of literature. `Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee...'

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville, Christopher McBride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Journey to the heart of the sea with this larger-than-life classic. Regarded as a Great American Novel, Moby Dick is the ultimate tale of seeking vengeance. Narrated by the crew member Ishmael, this epic whaling adventure follows the crew of the Pequod, as its captain, Ahab, descends deeper and deeper into madness on his quest to find and kill the white whale that maimed him. Beyond the surface--of ship life, whaling, and the hunt for the elusive Moby Dick--are allegorical references to life--and even the universe--in this masterpiece by Herman Melville. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Christopher McBride.

Weeds and Wildings Chiefly with a Rose or Two

Weeds and Wildings Chiefly with a Rose or Two

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2016

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2016

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.Herman Melville's classic was first published as The Whale in England in October 1851 and a month later in the U.S. under the title Moby Dick.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile and Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile and Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2016

In this spirited saga, a promising young soldier is wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, sets sail with John Paul Jones, and undertakes espionage at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Herman Melville drew upon the obscure memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran to create his only historical novel, combining Israel Potter's real-life reminiscences with fictional incidents that lead his hero into encounters with noteworthy figures of colonial America. Recounted with humor and zest, this adventure abounds in sea battles, prison escapes, and other episodes of derring-do.The Village Voice acclaimed Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile as "e;Melville's most vigorous work: hilarious, tender, expressive, a fierce and rollicking chronicle . . . of brilliantly sustained comedy."e; This edition also includes Melville's source material, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter.

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2016

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Moby-Dick Or, the Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2016

Omu Wanderer In Der Sudsee

Omu Wanderer In Der Sudsee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Omu Wanderer in der Sudsee"e; im Original "e;Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas"e; ist das zweite Buch des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Herman Melville und eine Fortsetzung des Romans "e;Taipi"e; im Original "e;Typee"e;. Melville verarbeitet hier seine Erinnerungen an den Aufenthalt in der Sudsee.

Moby Dick (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Moby Dick (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2015

Moby Dick oder Der weie Wal

Moby Dick oder Der weie Wal

Author: Herman Melville, Wilhelm Struver Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Seit er auf hoher See im Kampf mit dem legendaren weien Wal ein Bein verloren hat, ist Ahab, der selbstherrliche Kapitan des Walfangers "e;Pequod"e;, von grenzenlosem Hass erfullt. Von Rachegelusten getrieben und ohne Rucksicht auf Verluste macht sich Ahab auf die erbitterte Jagd nach seinem gespenstischen Widersacher. Mit "e;Moby Dick"e; schuf Herman Melville (Melville, Herman 1819 - 1891) im Gewand eines packenden Seefahrer- und Abenteuerromans eine grandiose Allegorie auf die Unbezwingbarkeit der Natur und des Schicksals. Zu dieser Ausgabe: Orthografie und Interpunktion wurden den Regeln und Empfehlungen der neuen deutschen Rechtschreibung angepasst, der Text an mehreren Stellen behutsam berarbeitet, das unterschiedliche Genus der Schiffsnamen jedoch beibehalten. Die bersetzung ist nicht vollstndig, es handelt sich um eine Jugendbuchausgabe.

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Moby Dick Or, the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2015

Omoo

Omoo

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2015

Being a Seaman in the 19th-Century"e;Dashing forever against their coral rampart, the breakers looked in the distance, like a line of rearing white chargers reined in, tossing their white manes, and bridling with foam."e; - Herman Melville, OmooOmoo is basically a fiction-driven adventure novel based on Herman Melville's South Pacific seamanship experience. The novel is a sequel to Typee; this time, the action is set on the remote islands of Tahiti and includes mutiny, recruiting new members, facing cannibalistic local tribes and handling the mutineers. How will the story end? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Pierre Or, the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Typee Life in the South Seas

Typee Life in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

White Jacket Or, the World in a Man-Of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Herman Melville is a giant of American literature, whose novels are hailed as literary masterpieces. This eBook offers readers the complete works for the first time in digital print, as well as an array of bonus features. (Current version: 1)* illustrated with many images relating to Melville's life and works* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works* ALL the novels, with separate contents tables* MOBY-DICK and other works are presented with their original illustrations* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* the complete short story collections* rare short stories like DANIEL ORME - first time in digital print* the complete poetry collections* the scarce poetry collection WEEDS AND WILDINGS, which Melville wrote for his wife - first time in digital print* separate CHRONOLOGICAL and ALPHABETICAL contents tables for the poetry - find that special poem easily!* includes Melville's complete essays, available nowhere else* bonus collection of letters by Melville - explore the writer's personal correspondence* boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf examining Melville's contribution to literature* features Raymond Weaver's seminal biography on Melville, which sparked the great revival in the author* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Melville's immense oeuvrePlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsTYPEEOMOOMARDIREDBURNWHITE-JACKETMOBY-DICKPIERREISLE OF THE CROSS (lost novel - information only)ISRAEL POTTERTHE CONFIDENCE-MANBILLY BUDD, SAILORThe Short Story CollectionsTHE PIAZZA TALESTHE APPLE-TREE TABLE AND OTHER SKETCHESBILLY BUDD AND OTHER PROSE PIECESThe Short StoriesLIST OF THE SHORT STORIESThe Poetry CollectionsBATTLE PIECES AND ASPECTS OF THE WARCLAREL: A POEM AND PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LANDJOHN MARR AND OTHER SAILORSTIMOLEON AND OTHER VENTURESWEEDS AND WILDINGS, WITH A ROSE OR TWOUNCOLLECTED POEMSThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe EssaysFRAGMENTS FROM A WRITING DESKETCHINGS OF A WHALING CRUISE REVIEWAUTHENTIC ANECDOTES OF 'OLD ZACK'MR PARKMAN'S TOURCOOPER'S NEW NOVELA THOUGHT ON BOOK-BINDINGHAWTHORNE AND HIS MOSSESThe LettersSOME PERSONAL LETTERS OF HERMAN MELVILLE BY MEADE MINNIGERODEThe CriticismTHE BEST SEA-STORY EVER WRITTEN BY ARCHIBALD MACMECHANHERMAN MELVILLE'S MOBY DICK BY D. H. LAWRENCEHERMAN MELVILLE'S TYPEE AND OMOO BY D. H. LAWRENCEHERMAN MELVILLE BY VIRGINIA WOOLFThe BiographyHERMAN MELVILLE: MAN, MARINER AND MYSTIC BY RAYMOND WEAVER

Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Herman Melville is a giant of American literature, whose novels are hailed as literary masterpieces. This eBook offers readers the complete works for the first time in digital print, as well as an array of bonus features.Features:* illustrated with many images relating to Melville's life and works* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works* ALL the novels (except BILLY BUDD), with separate contents tables* MOBY-DICK and other works are presented with their original illustrations* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* two short story collections* the complete poetry collections* the scarce poetry collection WEEDS AND WILDINGS, which Melville wrote for his wife - first time in digital print* uncollected poetry section, with rare works* separate CHRONOLOGICAL and ALPHABETICAL contents tables for the poetry - find that special poem easily!* includes Melville's complete essays, available nowhere else* bonus collection of letters by Melville - explore the writer's personal correspondence* boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf examining Melville's contribution to literature* features Raymond Weaver's seminal biography on Melville, which sparked the great revival in the author* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Melville's immense oeuvrePLEASE NOTE: Due to US copyright restrictions, BILLY BUDD, SAILOR and two short stories are not available in this collection. Once they enter the US public domain in 2020, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.CONTENTS:The NovelsTYPEEOMOOMARDIREDBURNWHITE-JACKETMOBY-DICKPIERREISLE OF THE CROSS (lost novel - information only)ISRAEL POTTERTHE CONFIDENCE-MANThe Short Story CollectionsTHE PIAZZA TALESTHE APPLE-TREE TABLE AND OTHER SKETCHESThe Short StoriesLIST OF THE SHORT STORIESThe Poetry CollectionsBATTLE PIECES AND ASPECTS OF THE WARCLAREL: A POEM AND PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LANDJOHN MARR AND OTHER SAILORSTIMOLEON AND OTHER VENTURESWEEDS AND WILDINGS, WITH A ROSE OR TWOThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe EssaysFRAGMENTS FROM A WRITING DESKETCHINGS OF A WHALING CRUISE REVIEWAUTHENTIC ANECDOTES OF 'OLD ZACK'MR PARKMAN'S TOURCOOPER'S NEW NOVELA THOUGHT ON BOOK-BINDINGHAWTHORNE AND HIS MOSSESThe LettersSOME PERSONAL LETTERS OF HERMAN MELVILLE BY MEADE MINNIGERODEThe CriticismTHE BEST SEA-STORY EVER WRITTEN BY ARCHIBALD MACMECHANHERMAN MELVILLE'S MOBY DICK BY D. H. LAWRENCEHERMAN MELVILLE'S TYPEE AND OMOO BY D. H. LAWRENCEHERMAN MELVILLE BY VIRGINIA WOOLFThe BiographyHERMAN MELVILLE: MAN, MARINER AND MYSTIC BY RAYMOND WEAVER

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Israel Potter His Fifty Years of Exile

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Mardi, and a Voyage Thither; Volume 2

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2015

Melville's 188 novella 'Benito Cereno' follows a sea captain, Amasa Delano, and his crew on the Bachelor's Delight as it is approached by another, rather battered-looking ship, the San Dominick. Upon boarding the San Dominick, Delano is immediately greeted by white sailors and black slaves begging for supplies. An inquisitive Delano ponders the mysterious social atmosphere aboard the badly bruised ship and notes the figurehead which is mostly concealed by a tarpaulin revealing only the inscription Follow your leader.

Obras - Coleccion  de Herman Melville

Obras - Coleccion de Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2015

* Moby Dick Bartleby, el escribiente Benito Cereno El vendedor de pararrayosHerman Melville (Nueva York, 1819 - 1891) fue un escritor estadounidense que adems de novela y cuento escribi ensayo y poesa.

Moby Dick (Diversion Classics)

Moby Dick (Diversion Classics)

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.In the canonical epic-one of the greatest, most lasting novels in American history-Captain Ahab descends into madness as he sails in search of Moby Dick, the elusive white whale that destroyed his ship, crippled him, and sent him on an unstoppable quest for revenge. Blending elements from adventure stories, Elizabethan drama, and epic poetry, Melville crafts a tale of fate and vengeance years ahead of its time. A critical failure at its first publication, MOBY DICK now takes its rightful place among American classics.

Redburn

Redburn

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy is far harsher than he ever imagined. Mocked by the crew on board the Highlander for his weakness and bullied by the vicious and merciless sailor Jackson, Wellington must struggle to endure the long journey from New York to Liverpool. But when he does reach England, he is equally horrified by what he finds there: poverty, desperation and moral corruption. Inspired by Melville's own youthful experiences on board a cargo boat, this is a compelling tale of innocence transformed, through bitter experience, into disillusionment. A fascinating sea journal and coming-of-age tale, Redburn provides a unique insight into the mind of one of America's greatest novelists.

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to exact revenge.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

En 1799, au large des cotes du Chili, un bateau americain conduit par le capitaine Delano croise un bateau espagnol en piteux etat, le San Dominick. Delano embarque a son bord pour proposer son aide. La plupart des officiers du bateau espagnol a disparu. Des esclaves noirs sont installes partout sur le bateau. Benito Cereno, le capitaine du navire negrier, raconte que le bateau a essuye une tempete, puis que le scorbut a frappe l'equipage. Mais de nombreux details interpellent Delano, il doute que ce soit la veritable histoire du San Dominick et de son equipage. Benito Cereno est un recit admirablement mene et profondement angoissant. Ses pages offrent une perfection dans la technique, une intensite d'atmosphere et une qualite de suspense qui font de Melville l'egal d'un Joseph Conrad.

El vendedor de pararrayos

El vendedor de pararrayos

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

El vendedor de pararrayos es un cuento poco conocido de Herman Melville, autor reconocido por su biblico Moby Dick. El cuento se ambienta en medio de una tormenta cuando llama a la puerta de una casa un vendedor de pararrayos. En el breve relato bajo la lluvia y los relampagos se inicia una lucha simbolica entre el bien y el mal, la religion y la ciencia entre dos personajes anclados a sus creencias.La obra fue publicada en una recopilacion de cuentos y breves relatos fantasticos.

Bartleby

Bartleby

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Ein alterer Rechtsanwalt berichtet als Icherzahler von einem seiner Schreiber namens Bartleby, den er eines Tages in sein von Hochhausern umstelltes lichtloses Buro in der Wall Street aufnimmt. Bartleby beginnt seine Tatigkeit mit stillem Flei und einsiedlerischer Ausdauer. Er kopiert unermudlich Vertrage, lehnt aber zur Uberraschung seines Dienstherrn schon bald jede andere Tatigkeit mit den Worten ab: Ich mochte lieber nicht"e;, I would prefer not to"e;. Bald weigert er sich sogar, Vertrage zu kopieren, wohnt aber inzwischen in dem Buro - hoflich, freudlos, ohne Freunde und fast ohne zu essen. Der Rechtsanwalt kann oder will ihn nicht gewaltsam aus dem Buro entfernen lassen und auch eine grozugige Abfindung interessiert Bartleby nicht. Wegen eines unerklarlichen Einverstandnisses mit Bartleby sieht sich der Rechtsanwalt am Ende gezwungen, selbst aus dem Buro auszuziehen, statt Bartleby vor die Tur zu setzen. Seine Nachmieter - weniger verstandnisvoll - lassen Bartleby bald durch die Polizei abfuhren und in das Gefangnis The Tombs (die Graber) bringen. Dort verweigert Bartleby sowohl alle Kommunikation und auch alle Nahrung. Der Rechtsanwalt versucht, sich um seinen Freund"e; zu kummern, aber nach wenigen Tagen stirbt Bartleby an seiner Lebensverweigerung.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard Greene. While the book is based on fact, Typee is properly considered a work of fiction: the three week stay on which the author based his story is extended to four months, and Melville drew extensively on contemporary accounts by Pacific explorers to add cultural detail to what might otherwise have been a straightforward story of escape, capture and re-escape.

Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

En 1799, el capitan Amasa Delano anclo en la bahia de una isla desierta del litoral chileno. A la manana siguiente aparecio en el lugar un misterioso navio, el Santo Domingo. Las maniobras de este hicieron sopechar que se trataba de un barco en apuros, con lo que ordeno que se preparara un bote y acudio a la misteriosa nave para prestar su ayuda. El espectaculo que encontro fue sorprendente. Aquel era un barco de esclavos al que la tempestad y una epidemia habian diezmado. Ahora los marineros blancos convivian entre los negros en una situacion adversa por la falta de provisiones y de oficiales y el extrano comportamiento del capitan del barco Don Benito.

Bartleby, el escribiente

Bartleby, el escribiente

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Narra la historia un abogado de nombre desconocido que tiene su oficina en Wall Street, Nueva York, quien, segun sus propias palabras, "e;en la tranquilidad de un comodo retiro, trabaja comodamente con los titulos de propiedad de los hombres ricos, con hipotecas y obligaciones"e;. Tiene tres empleados, con los apodos de Turkey ("e;Pavo"e;), Nippers ("e;Tenazas"e;) y Ginger Nut ("e;Nuez de jengibre"e;), a los cuales describe en la obra. Turkey y Nippers son copistas, o escribientes, en tanto que Ginger Nut, que tiene solo doce anos, es el chico de los recados. Los dos escribientes no son suficientes para hacer el trabajo de la oficina, por lo cual el narrador pone un anuncio para contratar un nuevo empleado, al reclamo del cual acude Bartleby, quien es de inmediato contratado. Su figura es descrita como "e;palidamente pulcra, lamentablemente respetable, incurablemente solitaria"e;

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

The narrator, an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, title deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known.The narrator already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey. Nippers suffers from chronic indigestion, and Turkey is a drunk, but the office survives because in the mornings Turkey is sober even though Nippers is irritable, and in the afternoon Nippers has calmed down even though Turkey is drunk.

Typee

Typee

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

Inspired by Melville's own experiences on the high seas, this classic adventure tale pits two sailors against an island of cannibals After six months of relentless battering by the turbulent South Pacific, the whaling ship known as theDollyis beginning to resemble a swollen and cracking prison. For Tommo, it's been six months of little to eat but stale biscuits, six months of steady abuse and derision from his shipmates, six months with nothing to distract him from the daily drudgery of life aboard the boat. All that time and not even a hint of landit's enough to drive anyone mad. Thousands of miles from home, theDollyfinally chances upon a remote island, and Tommo and fellow sailor Toby resolve to strike out on their own. Intrigue and excitement ensue when they discover their new haven to be inhabited by a tribe of cannibals! This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Moby-Dick - Or, The Whale

Moby-Dick - Or, The Whale

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Omoo - A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Omoo - A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Ishmael, a sailor, finds his way onto a whaling vessel, one that is captained by Ahab, a stubborn man on a quest to destroy the whale that 'took' his leg in a battle. Despite a highly credible prophesy and evidence that any pursuit of Moby Dick will end in death, Ahab becomes fanatical about getting revenge. Crew members fall ill and turn mad, but nothing incites doubt in the mind of the captain. Moby Dickis a phenomenal depiction of the test of faith. It asks the reader whether some things are just too big to be fathomed, too powerful to be conquered by any act.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

"e;Moby Dick"e; ist das bedeutendste Prosawerk des amerikanischen Symbolismus. Eine bis ins kleinste Detail recherchierte Abenteuergeschichte und philosophische Reflexion uber das Leben, die Rache und einen wahnsinnigen, alles vernichtenden Hass. "e;Nenne mich Ismael"e; - einer der berhmtesten Anfnge der Literaturgeschichte. Zu Lebzeiten von Melville stie "e;Moby Dick"e; auf ein geteiltes Echo, noch schien die Welt nicht reif fr diese komplexe Erzhlstruktur. Heute gehrt das Werk unbestreitbar zu den grten Romanen der Literaturgeschichte. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben muss. Die vorliegende digitale Ausgabe beinhaltet die vollstndig neu berarbeitete und erstmalig mit 100 Funoten kommentierte deutsche Erstausgabe, welche ursprnglich 1927 von Thomas Mann und H. G. Scheffauer verffentlicht wurde, nebst einem einfhrenden Aufsatz zu Leben und Werk des Autors. "e;Oh, htte ich das geschrieben."e; - Thomas Mann1. AuflageUmfang: 307 Buchseiten bzw. 291 NormseitenNull Papier Verlag

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

"e;Moby Dick"e; ist das bedeutendste Prosawerk des amerikanischen Symbolismus. Eine bis ins kleinste Detail recherchierte Abenteuergeschichte und philosophische Reflexion uber das Leben, die Rache und einen wahnsinnigen, alles vernichtenden Hass. "e;Nenne mich Ismael"e; - einer der berhmtesten Anfnge der Literaturgeschichte. Zu Lebzeiten von Melville stie "e;Moby Dick"e; auf ein geteiltes Echo, noch schien die Welt nicht reif fr diese komplexe Erzhlstruktur. Heute gehrt das Werk unbestreitbar zu den grten Romanen der Literaturgeschichte. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben muss. Die vorliegende digitale Ausgabe beinhaltet die vollstndig neu berarbeitete und erstmalig mit 100 Funoten kommentierte deutsche Erstausgabe, welche ursprnglich 1927 von Thomas Mann und H. G. Scheffauer verffentlicht wurde, nebst einem einfhrenden Aufsatz zu Leben und Werk des Autors. "e;Oh, htte ich das geschrieben."e; - Thomas Mann1. AuflageUmfang: 307 Buchseiten bzw. 291 NormseitenNull Papier Verlag

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2015

The Confidence-Man

The Confidence-Man

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story by Herman Melville about a strange man with a strange phrase: "e;I would prefer not to."e; This American short story is now one of the most famous of American short stories and has been adapted into many variations. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2015

Ebook con un sumario dinamico y detallado: El narrador Ishmael, un joven con experiencia en la marina mercante, decide que su siguiente viaje sera en un ballenero. De igual forma se convence de que su travesia debe comenzar en Nantucket, Massachussets, isla prestigiosa por su industria ballenera. Antes de alcanzar su destino, o el origen de su aventura, entabla una estrecha amistad con el experimentado arponero polinesio Queequeg, con quien acuerda compartir la empresa. Ambos se enrolan en el ballenero Pequod, con una tripulacin conformada por las ms diversas nacionalidades y razas; precisamente sus arponeros son el canbal Queequeg, el piel roja Tashtego y el negro salvaje Daggoo. El Pequod es dirigido por el misterioso y autoritario capitn Ahab, un viejo lobo de mar con una pierna construida con la mandbula de un cachalote. Ahab revelar a su tripulacin que el objetivo primordial del viaje, ms all de la caza de ballenas en general, es la persecucin tenaz a Moby Dick, enorme Leviatn que lo priv de su pierna y que haba ganado fama de causar estragos a todos y cada uno de los balleneros que, osada o imprudentemente, haban intentado darle caza. Herman Melville (Nueva York, 1 de agosto de 1819 - ib., 28 de septiembre de 1891) fue un escritor estadounidense que adems de novela y cuento escribi ensayo y poesa.

Moby Dick or the White Whale

Moby Dick or the White Whale

Author: Herman Melville, G Melvill Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2015

The Maldive Shark

The Maldive Shark

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2015

'No voice, no low, no howl is heard; the chief sound of life here is a hiss.' Stories and poems by Herman Melville drawn from his years at sea Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Herman Melville (1819-1891). Melville's works available in Penguin Classics are Moby-Dick, Pierre, The Confidence-Man, Omoo, Redburn, Israel Potter and Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories.

White-Jacket; Or, the World in a Man-Of War - War College Series

White-Jacket; Or, the World in a Man-Of War - War College Series

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2015

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War - Scholar's Choice Edition

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Mardi And a Voyage Thither, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Mardi And a Voyage Thither, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The Piazza Tales - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Piazza Tales - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War - War College Series

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War - War College Series

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Israel Potter

Israel Potter

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Pierre or the Ambiguities - Scholar's Choice Edition

Pierre or the Ambiguities - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015