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Pierre, or the Ambiguities

by Herman Melville

Pierre, or the Ambiguities Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present this controversial masterpiece of American literature, now restored to its original form and illuminated with 30 full-color pictures by Maurice Sendak.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810102675
Publication date: 31st December 1972
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 435 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Herman Melville

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. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and 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 Melville Revival in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both ...

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