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This harrowing account of a slave revolt is one of Melville's finest tales. When a New England sea captain goes to aid a mysterious ship, it slowly unfolds, in almost surreal clarity, that it is a slave ship whose cargo has revolted, its captain is a prisoner and most of the crew has been murdered.
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Very Good 1972. Quarter leather over gilt-stamped cloth, quarto, slipcase, 135 pp., illus. Some wear to head and tail of spine. Minor wear to slipcase. Internally, quite sound. ... Overall, very good. (Subject: RBR. ) Read more Show Less

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Hardcover Good 0876360231 Publication Date: 1972. Folio-over 12" tall. Red cloth covers with gilt decoration on cover-no jacket. Leather spine rubbed and cracked but holding. ... Slipcase has edgewear. Clean pages and sound binding. Read more Show Less

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Illustrated by engravings Barre, MA 1972 hardback 1st thus Fine in Fine dust jacket 0876360231. IN CLIPCASE LIMITED #57 of 1950 copies, SIGNED by Garrick Palmer; ...and of ... incidents connected with The Treaty of Pond Du Lac, real attractive binding; 185 pages. Read more Show Less

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Overview

This harrowing account of a slave revolt is one of Melville's finest tales. When a New England sea captain goes to aid a mysterious ship, it slowly unfolds, in almost surreal clarity, that it is a slave ship whose cargo has revolted, its captain is a prisoner and most of the crew has been murdered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876360231
  • Publisher: Imprint Society, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1972
  • Pages: 135

Meet the Author

Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. At 18 he set sail on a whaler, and upon his return, wrote a series of bestselling adventure novels based on his travels, including Typee and Omoo, which made him famous. Starting with Moby Dick in 1851, however, his increasingly complex and challenging work drew more and more negative criticism, until 1857 when, after his collection Piazza Tales (which included "Bartleby the Scrivener"), and the novel The Confidence Man, Melville stopped publishing fiction. He drifted into obscurity, writing poetry and working for the Customs House in New York City, until his death in 1891.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      August 1, 1819
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      September 28, 1891
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Not bad

    Drags on at some points. Interesting true story

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