Pierre or The Ambiguities

Pierre or The Ambiguities

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by Herman Melville
     
 

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First published in 1852, ""Pierre"" is the only novel by Melville that takes place on land in the United States. The book was a critical and financial disaster for Melville, being universally condemned for both its morals and its style, and he never published another conventional novel, although he subsequently wrote and published many exceptional stories.

Overview

First published in 1852, ""Pierre"" is the only novel by Melville that takes place on land in the United States. The book was a critical and financial disaster for Melville, being universally condemned for both its morals and its style, and he never published another conventional novel, although he subsequently wrote and published many exceptional stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406897005
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

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 American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.

Brief Biography

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

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