Herman Melville (Penguin Lives series)

Herman Melville (Penguin Lives series)

Hardwick, Elizabeth

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: A Lipper / Viking Book
Date Published: 2000
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0670891584
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."

By This Author: Hardwick, Elizabeth
By This Publisher: A Lipper / Viking Book