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DetailsDespite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (18191891) 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."ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Herman Melville (18191891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick, now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville's contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work.
SKU Code PRK B 3485 Weight in Kg 0.1400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486802466 Author Name HERMAN MELVILLE Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION