Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick

Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick

by Michael Shelden

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062418982
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,018,740
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Shelden is a Pultizer Prize finalist in Biography. For twelve years he was a features writer for the Daily Telegraph (London) and a fiction critic for the Baltimore Sun. He is currently a professor at Indiana State University.

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Laurel Wreath 1

Part I A Sailor in the Berkshires

1 A Summer Place 13

2 "Corset, Skirts, or Crinoline" 23

3 The Judge's Daughter 31

4 The First Step 41

5 The Young Turk 51

6 The Doctor's Report 61

7 The Scarlet Essay 71

8 "Holy Influences" 81

Part II Greylock's Majesty

9 Leviathan 93

10 Reveries 101

11 Black Quake 109

12 The Vortex 115

13 The Elusive Neighbor 125

14 To Greylock 133

15 Lot's Wife 143

16 All for Love 153

17 Harvest 161

18 Sons and Lovers 171

Part III The Voyage Out

19 "Steel, Flint & Asbestos" 185

20 The Countess 197

21 Rough Passage 205

22 Aspects of the War 213

23 Home Front 223

24 Letting Go 231

25 The Hanging 239

Coda 247

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 251

Bibliography 267

Art Insert Credits 273

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