Herman Melville: 1819-1851

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JHU Press, 1996 - Novelists, American - 941 pages
Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity.
 

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HERMAN MELVILLE: A Biography, Vol. I, 1819-1851

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This leviathan of a biography—the first half of a two-volume set—meticulously charts the early life and career of an erratic literary genius. Melville was born in 1819, a scion of new American ... Read full review

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix
7
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xix
11
1830
11
Albany 18311832
50
18321833
66
84 5 In the Shadow of the Young Furrier Herman as Clerk 18331835
84
1836May 1838
125
18391840
143
1846
431
23 Winning Elizabeth Shaw and Winning the
449
1847
476
1847
498
1847
525
1847
546
The Red Year
587
1849
612

1840
166
1841
180
1842
204
18421843
219
1843
236
October 1844
289
16 The Sailor the Orator and the Grand
316
1844
331
1844
339
18441845
354
1845
373
1846
392
21 International Author and the Man of the
409
Summer 1849
636
January 1850
688
February
702
June 1850
729
8 August
752
October 1850
782
MidJanuary1 May 1851
812
May
839
September 1851
865
DOCUMENTATION
891
INDEX
913
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