A Historical Guide to Herman Melville / Edition 1

A Historical Guide to Herman Melville / Edition 1

by Giles Gunn
     
 


This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these… See more details below

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This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these pieces afford a fresh and searching set of perspectives on Melville's connections both with his own age and also with our own. This book makes the case, as does no other collection of criticism of its size, for Melville's commanding centrality to nineteenth-century American writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195142822
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Giles Gunn
Melville in His Time
1. Herman Melville, 1819-1891: A Brief Biography, Robert Milder
2. Romantic Answers, Victorian Questions: Cultural Possibilities for Melville at Mid-Century, Leon Chai
3. Melville and Class, Myra Jehlen
4. Melville and the Marketplace, Sheila Post
5. Without the Pale: Melville and Ethnic Cosmopolitanism, Timothy Marr
6. "Wandering To-and-Fro": Melville and Religion, Emory Elliott
Illustrated Chronology
Bibliographical Essay, Giles Gunn

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