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Overview

"One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world, closing up its mystery and its tortured symbolism. It is an epic of the sea such as no man has equaled; and it is a book of exoteric symbolism of profound significance," so says the poet D.H. Lawrence in his essay on Moby Dick included in this edition. This unexpurgated edition also includes a real life account of Mocha Dick by Jeremiah N. Reynolds, from which Melville was partly inspired.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984309375
Publisher: Curiouser House Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2021
Pages: 534
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last thirty years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style: the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to Scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.

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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