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Pierre: or the Ambiguities.

Melville, Herman

Published by New York. Hendricks House. Farrar Strauss., 1949
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504 pp. 8vo. The editor, Henry A. Murray, was a scholar of Melville and Professor of Psychology at Harvard, Inventor of the Thematic Apperception Test for Personality Assessment. He was famous for contributing to the US war effort during World War II, by providing a secret assessment of Adolph Hitler's personality to the US Secret Service, predicting Hitler's suicide. A self-taught psychologist, a graduate in Medicine, he turned to a career in psychology and personality assessment, merging ideas from Freud and from Jung and helping to found the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. His analysis of Melville rests heavily on hs talents at psychological assessment. Few small chips from edges of D.J. Else, Very Good +. Grey publisher's cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Illustration of a ship embossed in the blind on front cover.Illustrated D.J. with portrait of Melville at rear. A new annotated American version of Melville's novel. First edition in this form. Bookseller Inventory # 6932

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Title: Pierre: or the Ambiguities.

Publisher: New York. Hendricks House. Farrar Strauss.

Publication Date: 1949

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