Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews

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Brian Higgins, Hershel Parker
Cambridge University Press, Sep 17, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 588 pages
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A volume in the American Critical Archives series, Herman Melville:The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840's until his death in 1891. Many of his reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific worlds and share the course of Melville's nineteenth century reputation as travel writer, romancer, short-story writer, and poet.
  

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Contents

Typee1846
1
Omoo 1847
83
Mardi 1849
191
Redburn1849
253
WhiteJacket 1850
293
MobyDick 1851
351
Pierre 1852
417
Israel Potter 1855
453
The Piazza Tales 1856
467
The ConfidenceMan 1857
485
BattlePieces and Aspects of the War 1866
507
Clarel1876
529
John Marr and Other Sailors with Some SeaPieces 1888
543
Billy Budd posthumous
547
Index
553
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Hershel Parker is a co-editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, and of the Norton Critical Edition of Melville s The Confidence-Man and Moby Dick. He is co-editor of the multi-volume The Writings of Herman Melville (Northwestern-Newberry).

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