Israel Potter

Israel Potter

by Herman Melville
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Israel Potter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The typos are annoying he dpoes g on o
kbuckAL More than 1 year ago
Here goes! I have a B.A. in English, an M.B.A., and an M.Ed. in Language Arts; but this doesn't begin to allow me to write a serious review of one of Melville's novels. I enjoy Melville, as I've read his past year all he has published, and am willing to share my opinions as a reader. Israel Potter was written later in his career, and only before The Confidence Man and Billy Budd. I struggled to finish Confidence Man, but found Potter to be as adventuresome as Typee, Omoo, Moby Dick, etc. Better than Redburn and White Jacket, Potter exhibits some of the same storytelling tools that made Forrest Gump enjoyable - one man seems to have encountered many culturally significant events and persons. He fought at Bunker Hill, worked for Benjamin Franklin in Paris, and fought with John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard. Towards the end of his stay in England, Potter chances to meet Ethan Allen as a prisoner of the British. If you like Melville, like I said, you would enjoy this book.