The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville

The Bell-Tower

byHerman Melville

Kobo ebook | January 10, 2016

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet from the American Renaissance period. Most of his writings were published between 1846 and 1857. Best known for his sea adventure Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851), he was almost forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. Melville's 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. In “ The Bell Tower” the architect Bannadonna wants to challenge the laws of nature, building the most beautiful tower of Italy, a new Tower of Babel, with a huge iron bell. The architect is the victim of his own obsession as he sees in man and in his technological knowledge the real God. His creations become the symbols of his crimes. While making the tower he kills one of his employees, his skull will be part of the surface of the bell…

Title:The Bell-TowerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 10, 2016Publisher:Herman MelvilleLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8892540793

ISBN - 13:9788892540798

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