Pierre: Or, The Ambiguities by Herman Melville

Pierre: Or, The Ambiguities

byHerman Melville

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Herman Melville

Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick (1851), one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

PIERRE JUST EMERGING FROM HIS TEENS

BOOK II.
LOVE, DELIGHT, AND ALARM

BOOK III.
THE PRESENTIMENT AND THE VERIFICATION

BOOK IV.
RETROSPECTIVE

BOOK V.
MISGIVINGS AND PREPARATIVES

BOOK VI.
ISABEL, AND THE FIRST PART OF THE STORY OF ISABEL

BOOK VII.
INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN PIERRE'S TWO INTERVIEWS WITH ISABEL AT THE FARM-HOUSE

BOOK VIII.
THE SECOND INTERVIEW, AND THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY OF ISABEL. THEIR IMMEDIATE IMPULSIVE EFFECT UPON PIERRE

BOOK IX.
MORE LIGHT, AND THE GLOOM OF THAT LIGHT. MORE GLOOM, AND THE LIGHT OF THAT GLOOM

BOOK X.
THE UNPRECEDENTED FINAL RESOLUTION OF PIERRE

BOOK XI.
HE CROSSES THE RUBICON

BOOK XII.
ISABEL, MRS. GLENDINNING, THE PORTRAIT, AND LUCY

BOOK XIII.
THEY DEPART THE MEADOWS

BOOK XIV.
THE JOURNEY AND THE PAMPHLET

BOOK XV.
THE COUSINS

BOOK XVI.
FIRST NIGHT OF THEIR ARRIVAL IN THE CITY

BOOK XVII.
YOUNG AMERICA IN LITERATURE

BOOK XVIII.
PIERRE, AS A JUVENILE AUTHOR, RECONSIDERED

BOOK XIX.
THE CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES

BOOK XX.
CHARLIE MILLTHORPE

BOOK XXI.
PIERRE IMMATURELY ATTEMPTS A MATURE BOOK. TIDINGS FROM THE MEADOWS. PLINLIMMON

BOOK XXII.
THE FLOWER-CURTAIN LIFTED FROM BEFORE A TROPICAL AUTHOR; WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL FLESH-BRUSH PHILOSOPHY  

BOOK XXIII.
A LETTER FOR PIERRE. ISABEL. ARRIVAL OF LUCY'S EASEL AND TRUNKS AT THE APOSTLES'

BOOK XXIV.
LUCY AT THE APOSTLES'

BOOK XXV.
LUCY, ISABEL, AND PIERRE. PIERRE AT HIS BOOK. ENCELADUS

BOOK XXVI.
A WALK; A FOREIGN PORTRAIT; A SAIL. AND THE END

Title:Pierre: Or, The AmbiguitiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 18, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005825146

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