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Herman Melville - American Writers 13

Herman Melville - American Writers 13: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1961
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Herman Melville - American Writers 13
    Book Description:

    Herman Melville. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5205-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Herman Melville
    (pp. 5-44)

    Herman Melville was born in 1819, died in 1891, and has been adopted by the twentieth century as a writer peculiarly its own. Heir to the great tradition of Romantic literature, he wrote realistically of life at sea and became a popular storyteller who responded to the cultural conflicts of the mid-nineteenth century with such shrewd and passionate ambivalence that his own age eventually found him incomprehensible and left his writings for a later generation to interpret in almost as many ways as there are readers. From the outbreak of the American Civil War until the end of World War...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)