Moby-dick is melville's epic sea story charts Captain Ahab's incredible voyage in search of Moby Dick, a great white whale that had destroyed his ship and bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novels are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read and studied throughout the world.
Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick #ad - This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
Herman Melville: Typee, Omoo, MardiHeritage Publishing #ad - Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novels are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read and studied throughout the world. This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
Three compelling romances of the South Seas by Herman Melville in one superb collection. Mardi is a delightful love story mixed with adventure and political allegory, set on a Pacific island. Typee and omoo are both fascinating tales based on Melville's experiences on a whaling ship and include accounts of his idyllic life among Polynesian 'cannibals'.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble FaunHeritage Publishing #ad - The marble faun, hawthorne's last finished novel, murder, involves mystery, and romance among American artists in Rome. All of nathaniel hawthorne's world-famous novels, written in his remarkably contemporary style, are collected here in one meticulous digital volume:- Fanshawe is an engrossing apprentice work which Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress.
The scarlet letter, hawthorne's masterpiece, is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. The house of the seven gables moves across 150 years from an ancestral crime condoned by the Puritan theocracy to a new beginning in the bustling and democratic Jacksonian era.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun #ad - . The blithedale romance explores the perils, of living in a utopian community, personal, which Hawthorne knew at first hand, and the inextricability of political, and sexual desires.
Herman Melville: Complete Poems LOA #320: Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War / Clarel / John Marr and Other Sailors / Timoleon / Posthumous & Uncollected ... of America Herman Melville Edition Book 4Library of America #ad - Rounding out the volume are the extraordinary poems from his two unfinished manuscripts, Weeds and Wildings and Parthenope, along with miscellaneous uncollected poems. All of the poems are presented in the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry texts. With a cast of characters surpassing that of moby-dick, the epic poem Clarel 1876, about an American divinity student's pilgrimage to the Holy Land, has been likened to Paradise Lost and The Waste Land as a profound exploration of the problem of belief.
Complete here for the first time in the fourth and final installment in the Library of America's Herman Melville edition, are all four books of poetry he published in his lifetime plus uncollected poems and the poems from two projected volumes left unfinished at the time of his death, allowing readers to appreciate for themselves the extraordinary range of his poetic achievement.
Herman Melville: Complete Poems LOA #320: Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War / Clarel / John Marr and Other Sailors / Timoleon / Posthumous & Uncollected ... of America Herman Melville Edition Book 4 #ad - Melville's first book of poetry, battle-Pieces 1866, remains one of the very few great American books to have emerged from the Civil War. Ranging from civil war battlefields to the haunted byways of the Holy Land, from close observation of nature to deep philosophical mediation, Melville's poetry was central to his life and art and he justly ranks with Whitman and Dickinson as one of America's three greatest 19th-century poets.
Dedicated to the union dead, it is both a deeply philosophical work of mourning and a fascinating record of events, tracking campaigns and battles and the war's immediate aftermath. An unprecedented single-volume edition of one of America's greatest poets, released to celebrate his bicentennialBest known today for his novels and stories, the author of Moby-Dick was a devoted and accomplished poet.
Also included in complete poems are the two privately issued books John Marr 1888 and Timoleon 1891, which contain some of Melville's finest lyric verse.
Moby-Dick Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications #ad - In telling the tale of ahab's passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul. Much of moby dick was inspired by the 1821 work narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, which in turn inspired the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth.
The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life he served aboard a whaler himself were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature. A masterpiece of storytelling, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, this epic saga pits Ahab, against the great white whale that crippled him.
Moby-Dick Dover Thrift Editions #ad - Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. A valuable addition to the literature of the day, " said american journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 — a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as "the great American novel.
Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.
Mark Twain - Mississippi Writings: Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead WilsonOregan Publishing #ad - Contents:- tom sawyer- life on the mississippi- huckleberry Finn- Pudd'nhead WilsonTwain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens.
Melville: His World and WorkVintage #ad - With a historian’s perspective and a critic’s insight, award-winning author andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded — in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with friends like Nathaniel Hawthorne and with his literary cronies in Manhattan — an incomparable chapter of American history.
If dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. From the bawdy storytelling of typee to the spiritual preoccupations building up to and beyond Moby Dick, Delbanco brilliantly illuminates Melville’s life and work, and his crucial role as a man of American letters.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape CodHeritage Publishing #ad - Subtly interweaving natural observation, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, personal experience, poet, but as a naturalist, historian, scholar, and historical lore, and philosopher. A week on the concord and merrimack rivers" 1849 is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire.
Walden, " 1854 one of america's greatest books, manual of self-reliance, is at once a personal declaration of independence, voyage of spiritual discovery, social experiment, and masterpiece of style. The maine woods" 1864 combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape Cod #ad - Cape cod" 1865 is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay. This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts. Henry david thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here for the first time in a single digital volume.
Selected Poems Melville, Herman Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - While best known for such novels as his monumental Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most complete anthology of Melville’s poetry ever published in a single volume. Includes a new introduction to melville's life and later career as a poet during the Civil War and Gilded Age, as well as notes and suggestions for further reading.
Selected Poems Melville, Herman Penguin Classics #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. It features a large selection from battle-pieces and aspects of the war, john marr and other sailors, and weeds and Wildings, Timoleon, along with Melville’s own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land; selections from Melville’s later books, Chiefly, with a Rose or Two; as well as a number of his powerful and lesserknown uncollected poems.
This volume will usher in a new appreciation for Melville’s poetic gifts. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Henry James: Novels 1881-1886: Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The BostoniansHeritage Publishing #ad - A fantastic collection of three of Henry James' best-known novels in one superb digital edition. Contents:- washington square- the portrait of a lady- the bostonians* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, the novels are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world.
This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text.
CliffsNotes on Melville's Moby-DickCliffs Notes #ad - You'll gain comfort with the dark and complicated plot as you move through critical commentaries on each of the novel's 135 chapters. The original cliffsnotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, literary devices, characters, and historical background. In cliffsnotes on moby-dick, you follow along this great American novel; the turbulent and adventurous story of a sea captain's obsession with a white whale.
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