Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick
Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick  -     By: Herman Melville
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Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick

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G. Thomas Tanselle, editor. Moby-Dick, Melville's great masterpiece, is presented in the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text. This epic tale appears along with two other stories of the sea: Redburn, about a young man's initiation into the sailor's life, and White-Jacket, a semi-autobiographical account of experiences in the Navy.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1436
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Dimensions: 8.16 X 5.12 X 1.70 (inches)
ISBN: 0940450097
ISBN-13: 9780940450097
Series: Library of America

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Well over a century after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
 

Author Bio

Herman Melville (1819-1891) sailed as an ordinary seaman in the Pacific as a young man, turning these experiences into a series of romances that launched his literary career. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts, and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick. Literary success soon faded, his complexity increasingly alienating readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and unknown until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

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