Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews
Brian Higgins, Hershel Parker
Cambridge University Press, Sep 17, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 588 pages
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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