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Herman Melville: The Dover Reader
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date April 20, 2016
Pages 520
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486802466
ISBN-10 0486802469
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $6.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick. The great epic, now recognized as a masterpiece, was scorned by an uncomprehending nineteenth-century audience. Melville's preoccupation with metaphysical and philosophical issues and his use of symbols and archetypes foreshadowed elements of latter-day literature, and modern readers rejoice in his groundbreaking explorations of timeless questions.
Along with excerpts from Moby-Dick, this anthology presents the complete text of Melville's classic of travel and adventure literature, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. Additional features include the short stories "Bartleby the Scrivener," "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids," and "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles."


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9780486802466 | details & prices | 520 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $6.00
About: Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick.

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