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The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date November 1, 2011
Pages 454
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307386199
ISBN-10 0307386198
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With the same masterly touch that made The Last Station so powerful, Jay Parini penetrates the mind and soul of another literary titan.
 
Through the eyes of his long-suffering wife, Lizzie, we are introduced to an aging, angry, and drunken Herman Melville. He is decades past his flourishing career as a writer of bestselling tales of seagoing adventures. His epic but ungainly Moby-Dick was meant to make him immortal, but critics scoffed and readers fled. He spends his days trudging the docks of New York as a customs inspector and contemplating his malign literary fate. But within him is stirring, perhaps, one great work yet. . . . In a narrative that shifts seamlessly between Lizzie’s personal account and evocative snapshots of Melville’s crowded life, Parini manages to humanize a giant of letters, while illuminating the source of his matchless creativity.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385522779
 
from Doubleday (November 2, 2010)
9780385522779 | details & prices | 454 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $26.95
About: From the author of the international bestseller The Last Station, a stirring novel about the adventurous life and tragic literary career of Herman Melville.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307386199
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (November 1, 2011)
9780307386199 | details & prices | 454 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville
About: With the same masterly touch that made The Last Station so powerful, Jay Parini penetrates the mind and soul of another literary titan.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307386199
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (November 1, 2011)
9780307386199 | details & prices | 454 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville
About: With the same masterly touch that made The Last Station so powerful, Jay Parini penetrates the mind and soul of another literary titan.
Miscellaneous
from Doubleday (November 2, 2010)
9780385533683 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $26.95

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