- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2006
- Print publication year: 1998
- Online ISBN: 9781139000376
- Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL0521554772
The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume, and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's key works, including Moby-Dick, Typee, White Jacket, The Tambourine in Glory and The Confidence Man, are examined, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, the volume provides fresh perspectives on one of the most significant writers of nineteenth-century America whose work continues to fascinate readers and stimulate new study.
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