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In A Student's Guide to Herman Melville, the career of this literary giant...
In A Student's Guide to Herman Melville, the career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick, along with Billy Budd, several of his short stories, including "Bartleby the Scrivener," and some of his poetic works.
|1||Setting Sail: An Introduction to the Life and Works of Herman Melville||5|
|2||Quest for Paradise: Examining Typee and Omoo||19|
|3||Spiritual Awakening: Examining Mardi and a Voyage Thither, Redburn: His First Voyage, and White Jacket||32|
|4||The White Whale: Examining Moby Dick||46|
|5||"I Would Prefer Not To": Examining Pierre, "Bartleby the Scrivener," Israel Potter, and "Benito Cereno"||74|
|6||Parallelism in Melville: Examining "The Paradise of Bachelors and Tartarus of Maids"||94|
|7||Selected Short Stories: Examining "The Piazza," "The Lightning-Rod Man," "The Bell Tower," and "The Confidence Man"||99|
|8||The Poetry of Melville: Examining Battle-Pieces and Clarel||116|
|9||Brothers and Rivals: Examining Timoleon and John Marr and Other Sailors||122|
|10||Journey's End: Examining Billy Budd and Melville's Legacy||127|
|Major Works by Herman Melville||155|
|Further Reading and Internet Addresses||157|