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The Resource Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden

Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden

Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick
Title
Melville in love
Title remainder
the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shelden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Herman Melville's epic novel Moby-Dick was a spectacular failure when it was first published in 1851, effectively ending its author's rise to literary fame. He never recovered from the setback, and because he did not make much effort to preserve his legacy, we know very little about him, and even less about what he called his "wicked book." Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Shelden sheds light on this literary mystery to tell the story of Melville's passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville's own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the "iron rule" of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the hugely brilliant, utterly subversive Moby-Dick.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelden, Michael
Dewey number
813.3 M531Zshe 2016
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2386
LC item number
.S495 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Morewood, Sarah Huyler
  • Melville, Herman
  • Novelists, American
Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: A sailor in the Berkshires. A summer place ; "Corset, skirts, or crinoline" ; The judge's daughter ; The first step ; The young Turk ; The doctor's report ; The scarlet essay ; "Holy influences" -- Part II: Greylock's majesty. Leviathan ; Reveries ; Black quake ; The vortex ; The elusive neighbor ; To Greylock ; Lot's wife ; All for love ; Harvest ; Sons and lovers -- Part III: The voyage out. "Steel, flint & asbestos" ; The countess ; Rough passage ; Aspects of the war ; Home front ; Letting go ; The hanging
Control code
ocn922910332
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062418982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o922910332
  • (OCoLC)922910332
Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: A sailor in the Berkshires. A summer place ; "Corset, skirts, or crinoline" ; The judge's daughter ; The first step ; The young Turk ; The doctor's report ; The scarlet essay ; "Holy influences" -- Part II: Greylock's majesty. Leviathan ; Reveries ; Black quake ; The vortex ; The elusive neighbor ; To Greylock ; Lot's wife ; All for love ; Harvest ; Sons and lovers -- Part III: The voyage out. "Steel, flint & asbestos" ; The countess ; Rough passage ; Aspects of the war ; Home front ; Letting go ; The hanging
Control code
ocn922910332
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062418982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o922910332
  • (OCoLC)922910332

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