Works of Herman Melville: (100+ Works) Includes Moby Dick, Omoo, Billy Budd, Sailor, The Piazza Tales and more [NOOK Book]

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Works of Herman Melville: (100+ Works) Includes Moby Dick, Omoo, Billy Budd, Sailor, The Piazza Tales and more

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Overview

This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.

Table of Contents

List of Works by Genre and Title
List of Works in Alphabetical Order
List of Works in Chronological Order
Herman Melville Biography

Novels:
Billy Budd, Sailor
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade
Israel Potter
Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I and II
Moby Dick; or The Whale
Omoo
Redburn, His First Voyage
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
White-Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War

Poetry:
John Marr And Other Poems
Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War
Poems From Clarel
Poems From Mardi
Poems From Timoleon
Sea Pieces and Other Poems

Stories:
Hawthorne and His Mosses
I and My Chimney
The Piazza Tales:
Bartleby the Scrivener
The Bell-tower
Benito Cereno
The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles
The Lightning-rod Man
The Piazza

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605011684
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Collected Works
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 488,529
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Herman Melville
Herman Melville's legend is as mammoth and elusive as the whale that established it. The author's Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale stands as one of literature's greatest epics, a story of mythological proportions that was grounded in real life and a new way of storytelling. Melville's work, underappreciated in its time, remains as much subject to debate and interpretation as it was when he first caught the public eye with his South Seas adventure, Typee, in 1846.

Biography

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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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 August 6, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This edition of Melville's works is, I think, the best... certainly a real bargain at this price. It really does have over 100 Melville's works, not just the better known ones. It is excellently formatted and very easy to navigate. This ebook is worth buying if only for the masterpiece that is Bartleby the Scrivener. All in all, an impressive collection of this wonderful author and a great addition to my NOOK Library.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Does not work very well with monochrome model

    Buy this ONLY if you have a Nook COLOR. It is a pain to navigate on the tiny touch screen at the bottom of the Nook Classic. the TOC looks like it is written as a web page! you need to be able to find a book/chapter directly by tapping it or with a mouse on a PC. the scroll through works badly on my little navigator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Great bargain...if it would work

    I was excited to find an ebook containing so much of Melville's work in one place so I wouldn't need to track the works down individually. However, I guess you get what you pay for. This ebook is pretty messed up. At least one of the works appears to be missing, as "Bartleby" is duplicated under the second content heading. The formatting of the poetry, while legible, is odd. Navigation would be tricky due to the absence of sub-contents for each of the main content sections (such as navigable chapters for Moby Dick), but this is ultimately a moot point, since it doesn't work anyway. When the pages aren't freezing or skipping, they take up to ten seconds to turn to the next one. None of my other books do this, and I've archived/unarchived it a few times, rebooted, etc., so I don't think it's simply a problem with my device or a corrupted copy. I don't know if B&N offers refunds for these things, but if not, at least I'm only out $3.

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