A Reader's Guide to Herman Melville

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This guide contains a comprehensive study of Melville's fiction and poetry. James E. Miller, Jr. in addition to analyzing each of Melville's works, traces this author's principal themes and shows how his art and thought developed. A Reader's Guide to Herman Melville also includes a brief note on Melville's life, an evaluative bibliography, and an index.
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Overview

This guide contains a comprehensive study of Melville's fiction and poetry. James E. Miller, Jr. in addition to analyzing each of Melville's works, traces this author's principal themes and shows how his art and thought developed. A Reader's Guide to Herman Melville also includes a brief note on Melville's life, an evaluative bibliography, and an index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815604952
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Reader's Guides to Literature Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Biographical note
1 The complex figure in Melville's carpet 3
2 Typee and Omoo: the quest for the garden 18
3 Mardi: the search for innocence 36
4 Redburn and White Jacket: initiation and baptism 54
5 Moby Dick: the grand hooded phantom 75
6 Pierre: the flowing river in the cave of man 118
7 Israel Potter: survival in the desert 140
8 Tales and sketches: withdrawals and reconciliations 152
9 The Confidence-Man: a comic masquerade 170
10 Clarel: cross bearers all 193
11 Billy Budd: the catastrophe of innocence 218
12 The figure retraced 229
13 The quest for form 242
Selected bibliography 253
Index 259
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