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Herman Melville: An Introduction

Wyn Kelley
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Book Type: Autobiography/Memoir

This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick, this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels.

  • Offers a brief introduction to Melville, covering all his major works
  • Showcases Melville's writing process through his correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Provides a clear sense of Melville's major themes and preoccupations
  • Focuses on TypeeMoby-Dick, and Billy Budd in individual chapters
  • Includes a biography, summary of key works, interpretation, commentary, and an extensive bibliography.
Herman Melville: An Introduction
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