Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews by Brian HigginsHerman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews by Brian Higgins

Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews

EditorBrian Higgins, Hershel Parker

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of his writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Many of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific works and show the course of Melville's nineteenth century reputation as travel writer, romancer, short-story writer, and poet.
Title:Herman Melville: The Contemporary ReviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:588 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521121159

ISBN - 13:9780521121156

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Typee; 2. Omoo; 3. Mardi; and A Voyage Thither; 4. Redburn; 5. White-jacket; 6. Moby-Dick; 7. Pierre; or, The Ambiguities; 8. Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile; 9. The Piazza tales; 10. The confidence-man: his masquerade; 11. Battle-pieces and aspects of the war; 12. Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land; Index.

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"This invaluable compilation reprints virtually all the known reviews of Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Most of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate newspapers and periodicals, unavailable (except with great difficulty and expense) to most students of nineteenth-century literary culture, who can benefit mightily from seeing how Melville's contemporaries responded to his work." Nineteenth-Century Literature