Melville's City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York

Melville's City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York

by Wyn Kelley
ISBN-10:
0521560543
ISBN-13:
9780521560542
Pub. Date:
09/01/1996
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Melville's City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York

Melville's City argues that Melville's relationship to the city is considerably more complex than has generally been believed. By placing him in the historical and cultural context of nineteenth-century New York, Kelley presents a Melville who borrows from the colorful cultural variety of the city while at the same time investigating its darker and more dangerous social aspects. Through examination of works spanning Melville's career, she forges a new analysis of the connections between urban and literary form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521560542
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series , #100
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Proud City, Proudest Town; Part I. Travelling the Town: 1. Urban space; 2. Spectator in the capital; 3. Provincial in a labyrinth; Part II. Escaping the City: 4. Town ho; 5. Sojourner in the city of man; 6. Pilgrim in the city of God; Conclusion. Citified man; Notes; Index.

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