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Synopsis: With energetic prose and a gift for relating colorful detail, Laurie Robertson-Lorant presents a richly written biography of Herman Melville, whose life of adventure, struggle, and moral conflict mirrored the themes in his writing, including his masterpiece of world literature, Moby Dick. 40 illustrations.
Review: Herman Melville's goal as an author was to become one of the "thought-divers that have been diving and coming up again with bloodshot eyes since the world began." The source of this rather melodramatic approach to the art and craft of writing was a life that encompassed the whaling era and the Civil War and included time spent in Polynesia, where he was flogged, fled from cannibals, joined a mutiny, and frolicked with naked islanders. The result was a body of work that ranged from popular fiction (Typee) to the dreadful gothic romance (Pierre) to the classic Moby Dick. Working with 500 family letters found in 1983, Laurie Robertson-Lorant provides a compelling, multifaceted portrait of one of America's most intriguing literary figures.
Title: Melville: A Biography
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Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87433641
Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2965460
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FCXK0027Z5
Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0517593149-2-4
Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Good condition! Cover looks good, text has some sparse underlining/notes. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 089157
Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 4th Edition. The first printing of the first edition. Interior name else fine in a fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # X301
Book Description Clarkson Potter. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0517593149 Former library copy in Very Good Condition. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1280791
Book Description Clarkson Potter / Publishers, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 013012
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Heavy hard cover. Maroon boards with green overlay and gilt lettering on spine. Faint ex-library stamping and trace of card holder on rear endpaper. Stated first edition. Dust jacket under plastic appear in fine condtition. Clean and Tight. Bookseller Inventory # M11678
Book Description Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0517593149