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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GaryPatella - LibraryThing
Melville decided to write a parody on the literature of his day. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work. Pierre, the protagonist, makes very ludicrous decisions and arrives at extremely ridiculous ... Read full review
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Prose style like no other author (that I have heard of yet Of course, there are a host of nineteenth-century American authors whom I have not read yet, so I am certain that there would be some of them ... Read full review