The Piazza (A Story from The Happy Failure)

The Piazza (A Story from The Happy Failure)

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by Herman Melville
     
 

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Don Benito faltered; then, like some somnambulist suddenly interfered with, vacantly stared at his visitor, and ended by looking down on the deck. He maintained this posture so long, that Captain Delano, almost equally disconcerted, and involuntarily almost as rude, turned suddenly from him, walking forward to accost one of the Spanish seamen for the desired

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Don Benito faltered; then, like some somnambulist suddenly interfered with, vacantly stared at his visitor, and ended by looking down on the deck. He maintained this posture so long, that Captain Delano, almost equally disconcerted, and involuntarily almost as rude, turned suddenly from him, walking forward to accost one of the Spanish seamen for the desired information. But he had hardly gone five paces, when with a sort of eagerness Don Benito invited him back, regretting his momentary absence of mind, and professing readiness to gratify him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061922084
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
87 KB

Meet the Author

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as Typee and Redburn, but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including Moby Dick and Billy Budd, as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Bell-Tower.

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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The Piazza (A Story from The Happy Failure) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the overview and thought it was a story about something but it is 40 pages of crap. I skimmed over the first few pages and didn,t get anything out of it. Good luck if you take it on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago