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Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of his writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Many of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific works and show the course of Melville's nineteenth century reputation as travel writer, romancer, short-story writer, and poet.Read more
- The volume reprints all the known contemporary reviews of Melville's writings, with the exception of a few very short notices
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"All libraries serving serious students of literature should have these volumes." Q. Grigg, ChoiceSee more reviews
"An invaluable reference that reprints virtually all known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's (1819-1891) writings from the 1840s until his death. Many of the reviews are reprinted from relatively inaccessible contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the responses of reviewers to specific works and chart the course of Melville's 19th-century reputation as a travel writer, romance writer, short-story writer, and poet." Book News
"This invaluable compilation reprints virtually all the known reviews of Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Most of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate newspapers and periodicals, unavailable (except with great difficulty and expense) to most students of nineteenth-century literary culture, who can benefit mightily from seeing how Melville's contemporaries responded to his work." Nineteenth-Century Literature
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- Date Published: October 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521121156
- length: 588 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 156 x 31 mm
- weight: 0.81kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
and A Voyage Thither
or, The Ambiguities
8. Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile
9. The Piazza tales
10. The confidence-man: his masquerade
11. Battle-pieces and aspects of the war
12. Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land
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