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A historical guide to Herman Melville, edited by Giles Gunn

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A historical guide to Herman Melville
Title
A historical guide to Herman Melville
Statement of responsibility
edited by Giles Gunn
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these pieces afford a fresh and searching set of perspectives on Melville's connections both with his own age and also with our own. This book makes the case, as does no other collection of criticism of its size, for Melville's commanding centrality to nineteenth-century American writing. -- Publishers description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2386
LC item number
.H54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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Gunn, Giles B
Series statement
Historical guides to American authors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Novelists, American
  • Literature and history
Label
A historical guide to Herman Melville, edited by Giles Gunn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-241) and index
Contents
  • Sheila Post
  • Without the pale : Melville and ethnic cosmopolitanism
  • Timothy Marr
  • "Wandering to-and-fro" : Melville and religion
  • Emory Elliott
  • Herman Melville, 1819-1891 : a brief biography
  • Robert Milder
  • Melville in his time
  • Romantic answers, Victorian questions : cultural possibilities for Melville at midcentury
  • Leon Chai
  • Melville and class
  • Myra Jehlen
  • Melville and the marketplace
Control code
ocm57069332
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9780195142815
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : cloth)
Lccn
2004063564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1112471
  • (OCoLC)57069332
Label
A historical guide to Herman Melville, edited by Giles Gunn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-241) and index
Contents
  • Sheila Post
  • Without the pale : Melville and ethnic cosmopolitanism
  • Timothy Marr
  • "Wandering to-and-fro" : Melville and religion
  • Emory Elliott
  • Herman Melville, 1819-1891 : a brief biography
  • Robert Milder
  • Melville in his time
  • Romantic answers, Victorian questions : cultural possibilities for Melville at midcentury
  • Leon Chai
  • Melville and class
  • Myra Jehlen
  • Melville and the marketplace
Control code
ocm57069332
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Isbn
9780195142815
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper : cloth)
Lccn
2004063564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1112471
  • (OCoLC)57069332

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