Pierre Or The Ambiguities
By some strange arts, Isabel's wonderful story might have been, some way, and for some cause, forged for her, in her childhood, and craftily impressed upon her youthful mind; which so--like a slight mark in a young tree--and now enlargingly grown with her growth, till it had become this immense staring marvel. Tested by any thing real, practical, and reasonable, what less probable, for instance, than that fancied crossing of the sea in her childhood, when upon Pierre's subsequent questioning of her, she did not even know that the sea was salt.
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Review: Pierre: or, the Ambiguities (The Kraken Edition)User Review - Alex - Goodreads
Melville is a genius. Pierre is not good. You can tell he has gotten lost in his own novel: the coherency just falls apart. It isn't quite clear what it wants to be, and the parody often comes ... Read full review
Review: Pierre: or, the Ambiguities (The Kraken Edition)User Review - Robby Hunter - Goodreads
Five stars because Melville is my boy forreal. Dude kills it. This book is not as good as Moby Dick, in my opinion, but only because this book feels "greasy." There are certain books that make me feel ... Read full review