Herman Melville (Penguin Lives series)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: A Lipper / Viking Book
Date Published: 2000
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40718
161pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] 1/4 navy blue with pictorial paper over boards. Publisher's printed endpapers. Very good. There is a remainder mark in dark black pen on the bottom edge of the text block. In a very good dust jacket, with light surface and edge wear.
From the dust jacket- "Hardwick's superb critical interpretation and award-winning novelistic flair reveal a former whaleship deckhand whose voyages were the stuff of travel romances that seduced the public. Later, a self-described 'thought-diver' into 'the truth of the human heart,' Melville harbored a bitterness that knew no bounds when that same public failed to embrace his masterwork, Moby-Dick. Invaluable for enthusiasts of American literature, Herman Melville is itself a masterwork of critical commentary in the tradition of D. H. Lawrence's Studies in Classic American Literature."