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The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville

The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to Literature

  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854801

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  • Despite its indifferent reception when it was first published in 1851, Moby Dick is now a central work in the American literary canon. This introduction offers readings of Melville's masterpiece, but it also sets out the key themes, contexts, and critical reception of his entire oeuvre. The first chapters cover Melville's life and the historical and cultural contexts. Melville's individual works each receive full attention in the third chapter, including Typee, Moby Dick, Billy Budd and the short stories. Elsewhere in the chapter different themes in Melville are explained with reference to several works: Melville's writing process, Melville as letter writer, Melville and the past, Melville and modernity, Melville's late writings. The final chapter analyses Melville scholarship from his day to ours. Kevin J. Hayes provides comprehensive information about Melville's life and works in an accessible and engaging book that will be essential for students beginning to read this important author.

    • A jargon-free, clearly written and organised introduction for students
    • Allows the reader to understand and follow the development of Melville's writings across his career
    • Offers analysis of Melville's critical reception as well as guidance for further study
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    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854801
    • length: 154 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 155 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Life
    2. Contexts
    3. Writings
    4. Reception
    Guide to further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Kevin J. Hayes, University of Central Oklahoma
    Kevin J. Hayes is Professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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