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Product Description: White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is the fifth book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1850. The book is based on the author's fourteen months service in the United States Navy, aboard the frigate USS United States...read more

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9781515133919 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 18, 2015, cover price $17.95 | also contains White-Jacket: Or the World in a Man-Of-War | About this edition: White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is the fifth book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1850.
9781484885581, titled "White-jacket or the World in a Man-of-war" | Createspace Independent Pub, May 4, 2013, cover price $13.99 | also contains White-Jacket: Or the World in a Man-Of-War | About this edition: White-Jacket Or The World In A Man-Of-War
9780810118287 | Northwestern Univ Pr, November 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Herman Melville wrote White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War during two months of intense work in the summer of 1849.

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Product Description: Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative is Hershel Parker’s history of the writing of Melville biographies, enriched by his intimate working relationships with great Melvilleans, dead and living. The first part is a mesmerizing autobiographical account of what went into creating his award-winning two-volume life of Herman Melville...read more

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9780810127098 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 31, 2013, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative is Hershel Parker’s history of the writing of Melville biographies, enriched by his intimate working relationships with great Melvilleans, dead and living.

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Product Description: In 1849—months before the term “confidence man” was coined to identify a New York crook—Thomas Powell (1809–1887), a spherical, monocled, English poetaster, dramatist, journalist, embezzler, and forger, landed in Manhattan. Powell in London had capped a career of grand theft and literary peccadilloes by feigning a suicide attempt and having himself committed to a madhouse, after which he fled England...read more

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9780810127036 | Northwestern Univ Pr, June 27, 2011, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: In 1849—months before the term “confidence man” was coined to identify a New York crook—Thomas Powell (1809–1887), a spherical, monocled, English poetaster, dramatist, journalist, embezzler, and forger, landed in Manhattan.

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Product Description: Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of his writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Many of the reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals...read more
By Brian Higgins (editor) and Hershel Parker (editor)

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9780521414234 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of his writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891.

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9780521121156 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 2009), cover price $69.99 | About this edition: Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of his writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891.

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Product Description: Melville’s long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published. Until the mid-twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville’s advocates hesitated to endure a four-part poem of 150 cantos and almost 18,000 lines about a naive American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions...read more
By Hershel Parker (foreword by)

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9780810125407 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 20, 2008, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Melville’s long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published.

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Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities has a storied place in the history of American publishing. Melville began writing this follow-up to Moby-Dick in October 1851, thinking that it might prove even more significant than its predecessor. The 1852 publication of Pierre was catastrophic, however. In Reading Melville's 'Pierre; or, The Ambiguities,' noted Melville authorities probe the daunting story behind a deeply flawed but revealing work, one that directly reflects the major crisis of Melville's authorial life.

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9780807132265 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, May 1, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities has a storied place in the history of American publishing.

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The first of a two-volume biography of Melville traces his life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of Moby-Dick.

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9780801881855 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 15, 2005, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: The first of a two-volume biography of Melville traces his life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of Moby-Dick.

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Product Description: The first volume of Hershel Parker's definitive biography of Herman Melville―a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize―closed on a mid-November day in 1851. In the dining room of the Little Red Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts, Melville had just presented an inscribed copy of his new novel, Moby-Dick, to his intimate friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the man to whom the work was dedicated...read more

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9780801868924 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, May 8, 2002, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: 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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9780801881862 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 15, 2005, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: The first volume of Hershel Parker's definitive biography of Herman Melville―a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize―closed on a mid-November day in 1851.

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Product Description: Two hundred years after his birth, Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of America's most important and influential writers. To celebrate that bicentennial, this new collection gathers essays by novelists, critics, historians, and biographers that explore aspects of Hawthorne's life and work...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781584653745 | Lenox Library, March 1, 2004, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Two hundred years after his birth, Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of America's most important and influential writers.

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The first of a two-volume work promising to be the fullest biography of Melville yet published traces his life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of Moby-Dick. UP.

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9780801854286 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 29, 1996, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: 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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Product Description: Book by Parker, Hershel, Hayes, Kevin

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9780810110281 | Rev sub edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, September 1, 1991), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Book by Parker, Hershel, Hayes, Kevin

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Product Description: In this study of Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, renowned Melville scholar Hershel Parker provides the fullest introduction to and analysis of this work to date. It is the first complete reading of Billy Budd to draw on the definitive but neglected Hayford-Sealts Genetic Text...read more

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9780810109629 | Northwestern Univ Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In this study of Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, renowned Melville scholar Hershel Parker provides the fullest introduction to and analysis of this work to date.

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Product Description: An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

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9780810106666 | Northwestern Univ Pr, October 1, 1984, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

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9780810106673 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 1, 1985, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An evaluation of the importance of textual criticism in evaluation of important literary works, based on his study of important American literary works by authors such as James, Crane, and Mailer.

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Product Description: ABOUT THIS BOOK: Here is a wealth of critical comment about the novel Pierre, one of Melville's most notorious and controversial works. Dubbed "The Most Impossible of All His Books" (Julian Hawthorne), Pierre has eventually come to be regarded as a complex and multi-valenced book -- one that perhaps reveals more about Melville than any other...read more

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9780816183197 | G K Hall, November 1, 1983, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: ABOUT THIS BOOK: Here is a wealth of critical comment about the novel Pierre, one of Melville's most notorious and controversial works.

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Presents a collection of the writings of Herman Melville. (view table of contents)

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9780810100145 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 1, 1970, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of the writings of Herman Melville.

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Product Description: The gripping tale of a handsome and charismatic young sailor who runs afoul of his ship’s master-at-arms, is falsely accused of inciting a mutiny, and hung, Billy Budd, Sailor is often treated as a masterpiece, a canonical work. But that assessment is at least partly founded on the assumption that the story was complete and ready for publication when it was left among the manuscripts on Melville’s writing desk when he died in 1891...read more

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9780810111141 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 30, 1900, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The gripping tale of a handsome and charismatic young sailor who runs afoul of his ship’s master-at-arms, is falsely accused of inciting a mutiny, and hung, Billy Budd, Sailor is often treated as a masterpiece, a canonical work.

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