The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860

The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810114678
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1996
Series: Writings of Herman Melville Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.

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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