Exiled Royalties by Robert Milder

Exiled Royalties
  • Title : Exiled Royalties
  • Author : Robert Milder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019971326X
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Exiled Royalties is a literary/biographical study of the course of Melville's career from his experience in Polynesia through his retirement from the New York Custom House and his composition of three late volumes of poetry and Billy Budd, Sailor. Conceived separately but narratively and thematically intertwined, the ten essays in the book are rooted in a belief that "Melville's work," as Charles Olson said, "must be left in his own 'life,'" which for Milder means primarily his spiritual, psychological, and vocational life. Four of the ten essays deal with Melville's life and work after his novelistic career ended with the The Confidence-Man in 1857. The range of issues addressed in the essays includes Melville's attitudes toward society, history, and politics, from broad ideas about democracy and the course of Western civilization to responses to particular events like the Astor Place Riots and the Civil War; his feeling about sexuality and, throughout the book, about religion; his relationship to past and present writers, especially to the phases of Euro-American Romanticism, post-Romanticism, and nascent Modernism; his relationship to his wife, Lizzie, to Hawthorne, and to his father, all of whom figured in the crisis that made for Pierre. The title essay, "Exiled Royalties," takes its origin from Ishmael's account of "the larger, darker, deeper part of Ahab"--Melville's mythic projection of a "larger, darker, deeper part" of himself. How to live nobly in spiritual exile--to be godlike in the perceptible absence of God--was a lifelong preoccupation for Melville, who, in lieu of positive belief, transposed the drama of his spiritual life to literature. The ways in which this impulse expressed itself through Melville's forty-five year career, interweaving itself with his personal life and the life of the nation and shaping both the matter and manner of his work, is the unifying subject of Exiled Royalties.


Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville by Corey Evan Thompson

Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville
  • Title : Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville
  • Author : Corey Evan Thompson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476621209
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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In early to mid-19th century America, there were growing debates concerning the social acceptability of alcohol and its consumption. Temperance reformers publicly decried the evils of liquor, and America’s greatest authors began to write works of temperance fiction, stories that urged Americans to refrain from imbibing. Herman Melville was born in an era when drunkenness was part of daily life for American men but came of age at a time when the temperance movement had gained social and literary momentum. This first full-length analysis of alcohol and intoxication in Melville’s novels, short fiction and poetry shows how he entered the debate in the latter half of the 19th century. Throughout his work he cautions readers to avoid alcohol and consistently illustrates negative outcomes of drinking.


The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists by Timothy Parrish

The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists
  • Author : Timothy Parrish
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107495725
  • Pages : 364
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  • Language : English
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This Companion examines the full range and vigor of the American novel. From the American exceptionalism of James Fenimore Cooper to the apocalyptic post-Americanism of Cormac McCarthy, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics chronicle the major aesthetic innovations that have shaped the American novel over the past two centuries. The essays evaluate the work, life and legacy of influential American novelists including Melville, Twain, James, Wharton, Cather, Faulkner, Ellison, Pynchon and Morrison, while situating them within the context of their literary predecessors and successors. The volume also highlights less familiar, though equally significant writers such as Theodore Dreiser and Djuna Barnes, providing a balanced and wide-ranging survey of use to students, teachers and general readers of American literature.


Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville by Robert S. Levine,Samuel Otter

Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville
  • Title : Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville
  • Author : Robert S. Levine,Samuel Otter
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 1469606690
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Herman Melville (1819-1891) addressed in their writings a range of issues that continue to resonate in American culture: the reach and limits of democracy; the nature of freedom; the roles of race, gender, and sexuality; and the place of the United States in the world. Yet they are rarely discussed together, perhaps because of their differences in race and social position. Douglass escaped from slavery and tied his well-received nonfiction writing to political activism, becoming a figure of international prominence. Melville was the grandson of Revolutionary War heroes and addressed urgent issues through fiction and poetry, laboring in increasing obscurity. In eighteen original essays, the contributors to this collection explore the convergences and divergences of these two extraordinary literary lives. Developing new perspectives on literature, biography, race, gender, and politics, this volume ultimately raises questions that help rewrite the color line in nineteenth-century studies. Contributors: Elizabeth Barnes, College of William and Mary Hester Blum, The Pennsylvania State University Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison John Ernest, West Virginia University William Gleason, Princeton University Gregory Jay, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Carolyn L. Karcher, Washington, D.C. Rodrigo Lazo, University of California, Irvine Maurice S. Lee, Boston University Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland, College Park Steven Mailloux, University of California, Irvine Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt University Samuel Otter, University of California, Berkeley John Stauffer, Harvard University Sterling Stuckey, University of California, Riverside Eric J. Sundquist, University of California, Los Angeles Elisa Tamarkin, University of California, Irvine Susan M. Ryan, University of Louisville David Van Leer, University of California, Davis Maurice Wallace, Duke University Robert K. Wallace, Northern Kentucky University Kenneth W. Warren, University of Chicago


Hawthorne and Melville by Jana L. Argersinger,Leland S. Person

Hawthorne and Melville
  • Title : Hawthorne and Melville
  • Author : Jana L. Argersinger,Leland S. Person
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780820330969
  • Pages : 378
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  • Language : English
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Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne met in 1850 and enjoyed for sixteen months an intense but brief friendship. Taking advantage of new interpretive tools such as queer theory, globalist studies, political and social ideology, marketplace analysis, psychoanalytical and philosophical applications to literature, masculinist theory, and critical studies of race, the twelve essays in this book focus on a number of provocative personal, professional, and literary ambiguities existing between the two writers. Jana L. Argersinger and Leland S. Person introduce the volume with a lively summary of the known biographical facts of the two writers’ relationship and an overview of the relevant scholarship to date. Some of the essays that follow broach the possibility of sexual dimensions to the relationship, a question that “looms like a grand hooded phantom” over the field of Melville-Hawthorne studies. Questions of influence--Hawthorne’s on Moby-Dick and Pierre and Melville’s on The Blithedale Romance, to mention only the most obvious instances--are also discussed. Other topics covered include professional competitiveness; Melville’s search for a father figure; masculine ambivalence in the marketplace; and political-literary aspects of nationalism, transcendentalism, race, and other defining issues of Hawthorne and Melville’s times. Roughly half of the essays focus on biographical issues; the others take literary perspectives. The essays are informed by a variety of critical approaches, as well as by new historical insights and new understandings of the possibilities that existed for male friendships in nineteenth-century American culture.


Nineteenth-century Literature by N.A

Nineteenth-century Literature
  • Title : Nineteenth-century Literature
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.


Publications of the Modern Language Association of America by N.A

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • Title : Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • Author : N.A
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Reading Billy Budd by Hershel Parker

Reading Billy Budd
  • Title : Reading Billy Budd
  • Author : Hershel Parker
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780810109629
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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In this study of Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, renowned Melville scholar Hershel Parker provides the fullest introduction to and analysis of this work to date. It is the first complete reading of Billy Budd to draw on the definitive but neglected Hayford-Sealts Genetic Text. For the first time, it places Billy Budd in the context of Melville's writings and projects of the last decade of his life; and it is the first to present the work as a product of the post-Gilded Age and fin-de-siecle period rather than of the mid-century high romanticism of Moby-Dick.


Herman Melville by Wyn Kelley

Herman Melville
  • Title : Herman Melville
  • Author : Wyn Kelley
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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Arranged chronologically, this volume explores Herman Melville's distinctive narrative style on some of his novels, short fiction, and poems.--Book cover.


American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
  • Title : American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : N.A
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The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review by N.A

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
  • Title : The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
  • Author : N.A
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Ashes of the Mind by Martin Griffin

Ashes of the Mind
  • Title : Ashes of the Mind
  • Author : Martin Griffin
  • Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781558496903
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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The memory of the American Civil War took many forms over the decades after the conflict ended: personal, social, religious, and political. It was also remembered and commemorated by poets and fiction writers who understood that the war had bequeathed both historical and symbolic meanings to American culture. Although the defeated Confederacy became best known for producing a literature of nostalgia and an ideological defensiveness intended to protect the South's own version of history, authors loyal to the Union also confronted the question of what the memory of the war signified, and how to shape the literary response to that individual and collective experience. In Ashes of the Mind, Martin Griffin examines the work of five Northerners--three poets and two fiction writers--who over a period of four decades tried to understand and articulate the landscape of memory in postwar America, and in particular in that part of the nation that could, with most justification, claim the victory of its beliefs and values. The book begins with an examination of the rhetorical grandeur of James Russell Lowell's Harvard Commemoration Ode, ranges across Herman Melville's ironic war poetry, Henry James's novel of North-South reconciliation, The Bostonians, and Ambrose Bierce's short stories, and ends with the bitter meditation on race and nation presented by Paul Laurence Dunbar's elegy "Robert Gould Shaw." Together these texts reveal how a group of representative Northern writers were haunted in different ways by the memory of the conflict and its fraught legacy. Griffin traces a concern with individual and community loss, ambivalence toward victory, and a changing politics of commemoration in the writings of Lowell, Melville, James, Bierce, and Dunbar. What links these very different authors is a Northern memory of the war that became more complex and more compromised as the century went on, often replacing a sense of justification and achievement with a perception of irony and failed promise.


ESQ. by N.A

ESQ.
  • Title : ESQ.
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick
  • Title : Moby-Dick
  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 660
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  • Language : English
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"Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--BOOK JACKET.


The Business of Reflection by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Business of Reflection
  • Title : The Business of Reflection
  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Pages : 268
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  • Language : English
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The Business of Reflection: Hawthorne in His Notebooks is a scholarly, annotated selection of Nathaniel Hawthorne's American Notebooks, English Notebooks, and French and Italian Notebooks culled from the authoritative Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Ohio State University Press, 23 volumes) and intended both for students and teachers of American literature and for general readers. The American Notebooks (1835–53) cover the period of most of Hawthorne's published writing and are crucial background for the genesis of his fiction, for his psychological and vocational development, for his marriage to Sophia Peabody, and for his relationships with contemporaries such as Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. The English Notebooks (1853–60) record his experiences and impressions during his residence in England, among them his incisive and influential sketch of Herman Melville. The French and Italian Notebooks (1858–59) are a sourcebook for Hawthorne's last published romance, The Marble Faun and, as Henry James observed, for his deeply ambivalent response to the aesthetic and historical legacy of European civilization. Taken together, Hawthorne's notebooks are essential materials for studying Hawthorne as a writer and a man. They present him at his most candid, intimate, and robust—a many-sided figure who complements and revises the persona known from his published writings, often in unexpected ways.


Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature by Modern Humanities Research Association

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • Title : Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • Author : Modern Humanities Research Association
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  • Pages : N.A
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Includes both books and articles.


How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature by Rolando Leodore Jorif

How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature
  • Title : How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature
  • Author : Rolando Leodore Jorif
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 165
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  • Language : English
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This study investigates how Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville depict patterns of human resistance to domination in institutions like slavery and in practices like impressment.


Remodeling the Nation by Duncan Faherty

Remodeling the Nation
  • Title : Remodeling the Nation
  • Author : Duncan Faherty
  • Publisher : University of New Hampshire
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 246
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A rich analysis of how post Revolutionary Americans conceptualized the early Republic through metaphors of home building


Book Review Digest by N.A

Book Review Digest
  • Title : Book Review Digest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Choice by N.A

Choice
  • Title : Choice
  • Author : N.A
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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Hawthorne's Habitations by Robert Milder

Hawthorne's Habitations
  • Title : Hawthorne's Habitations
  • Author : Robert Milder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199311498
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The first literary/biographical study of Hawthorne's full career in almost forty years, Hawthorne's Habitations presents a self-divided man and writer strongly attracted to reality for its own sake and remarkably adept at rendering it yet fearful of the nothingness he intuited at its heart. Making extensive use of Hawthorne's notebooks and letters as well as nearly all of his important fiction, Robert Milder's superb intellectual biography distinguishes between "two Hawthornes," then maps them onto the physical and cultural locales that were formative for Hawthorne's character and work: Salem, Massachusetts, Hawthorne's ancestral home and ingrained point of reference; Concord, Massachusetts, where came into contact with Emerson, Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller and absorbed the Adamic spirit of the American Renaissance; England, where he served for five years as consul in Liverpool, incorporating an element of Englishness; and Italy, where he found himself, like Henry James's expatriate Americans, confronted by an older, denser civilization morally and culturally at variance with his own.


New York by N.A

New York
  • Title : New York
  • Author : N.A
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Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook by Joyce A. Cascio

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook
  • Title : Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook
  • Author : Joyce A. Cascio
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  • ISBN Code : 9780976237310
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Reimagining Thoreau by Robert Milder,Professor of English Robert Milder

Reimagining Thoreau
  • Title : Reimagining Thoreau
  • Author : Robert Milder,Professor of English Robert Milder
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521461498
  • Pages : 237
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  • Language : English
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Reimagining Thoreau synthesizes the interests of the intellectual and psychological biographer and the literary critic in a reconsideration of Thoreau's career from his graduation from Harvard in 1837 to his death in 1862. The purposes of the book are threefold: 1) to situate Thoreau's aims and achievements as a writer within the context of his troubled relationship to m microcosm of ante-bellum Concord; 2) to reinterpret Walden as a temporally layered text in light of the successive drafts of the book and the evidence of Thoreau's journals and contemporaneous writings; and 3) toverturn traditional views of Thoreau's decline by offering a new estimate of the post-Walden writing and its place within Thoreau's development.


Melville as Lecturer by Merton M. Sealts

Melville as Lecturer
  • Title : Melville as Lecturer
  • Author : Merton M. Sealts
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  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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Democrat and Diplomat by Robert Dallek

Democrat and Diplomat
  • Title : Democrat and Diplomat
  • Author : Robert Dallek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199942927
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Robert Dallek, a luminary in the field of political biography--author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Nixon and Kissinger and the New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy--offers here a look at the life of William Dodd, an American diplomat stationed in Nazi Germany. An insightful historical account, Democrat and Diplomat exposes the dark underbelly of 1930s Germany and explores the terrible burden of those who realized the horror that was to come. Dodd was the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937, arriving in Berlin with his wife and daughter just as Hitler assumed the chancellorship. An unlikely candidate for the job--and not President Roosevelt's first choice--Dodd quickly came to realize that the situation in Germany was far grimmer than was understood in America. His early optimism was soon replaced by dire reports on the treatment of Jewish citizens and his pessimism about the future of Germany and Europe. Finding unwilling listeners back in the U.S., Dodd clashed repeatedly with the State Department, as well as the Nazi government, during his time as ambassador. He eventually resigned and returned to America, despairing and in ill-health. Dodd's story was brought into public prominence last year by Erik Larsen's New York Times bestseller The Garden of Beasts. Dallek's biography, first published in 1968 and now in paperback for the first time, tells the full story of the man and his doomed years in the darkness of pre-War Berlin.


Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales by Herman Melville

Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales
  • Title : Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales
  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191504513
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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`Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.' So wrote Melville of Billy Budd, Sailor, among the greatest of his works and, in its richness and ambiguity, among the most problematic. As the critic E. L. Grant Watson writes, `In this short history of the impressment and hanging of a handsome sailor-boy are to be discovered problems as profound as those which puzzle us in the pages of the Gospels.' Outwardly a compelling narrative of events aboard a British man-of-war during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd, Sailor is a nautical recasting of the Fall, a parable of good and evil, a meditation on justice and political governance, and a searching portrait of three extraordinary men. The passion it has aroused in its readers over the years is a measure of how deeply it addresses some of the fundamental questions of experience that every age must reexamine for itself. The selection in this volume represents the best of Melville's shorter fiction, and uses the most authoritative texts. The eight shorter tales included here were composed during Melville's years as a magazine writer in the mid 1850's and establish him, along with Hawthorne and Poe, as the greatest American story writer of his age. Several of the tales - Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, The Encantadas, The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids - are acknowledged masterpieces of their genres. All show Melville a master of irony, point-of-view, and tone whose fables ripple out in nearly endless circles of meaning. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


John Adams by John Ferling

John Adams
  • Title : John Adams
  • Author : John Ferling
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199752737
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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John Ferling has nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. The author of acclaimed histories such as A Leap into the Dark and Almost a Miracle, he has appeared on many TV and film documentaries on this pivotal period of our history. In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary era. Drawing on extensive research, Ferling depicts a reluctant revolutionary, a leader who was deeply troubled by the warfare that he helped to make, and a fiercely independent statesman. The book brings to life an exciting time, an age in which Adams played an important political and intellectual role. Indeed, few were more instrumental in making American independence a reality. He performed yeoman's service in the Continental Congress during the revolution and was a key figure in negotiating the treaty that brought peace following the long War of Independence. He held the highest office in the land and as president he courageously chose to pursue a course that he thought best for the nation, though it was fraught with personal political dangers. Adams emerges here a man full of contradictions. He could be petty and jealous, but also meditative, insightful, and provocative. In private and with friends he could be engagingly witty. He was terribly self-centered, but in his relationship with his wife and children his shortcomings were tempered by a deep, abiding love. John Ferling's masterful John Adams: A Life is a singular biography of the man who succeeded George Washington in the presidency and shepherded the fragile new nation through the most dangerous of times.


The Boston Trustee by Thomas E. Bator,Heidi A. Seely

The Boston Trustee
  • Title : The Boston Trustee
  • Author : Thomas E. Bator,Heidi A. Seely
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • ISBN Code : 9781567925470
  • Pages : 173
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  • Language : English
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p>The Boston Trustee provides both the background and the history of a unique Boston institution: the men and women who serve as individual professional trustees, who control billions of dollars of assets, who have provided advice and counsel for generations of families, and who are universally known as "Boston Trustees." This quiet and discrete legal service had its roots in the early nineteenth century, when Boston's closely interconnected social and cultural élite faced the problem of how to pass on massive new wealth in a predictable, safe, and prudent way. Today, the practice remains alive and well, a major, and very profitable, component of almost every Boston law firm, bank and trust office. The book also answers questions many must have whose inheritances have been governed by trust law and by trustee participation. The authors guide the reader through the legal jargon to help understand trusts and the role of the trustee with actual examples of trusts and trust language. It is essential reading for anyone interested both in understanding trusts and in the evolution of Boston as a financial and regional hub, as well as a city that, as one historian observed, not only knew how to make money but also how to spend it.


Rising Shadow by Jacquelyn Wheeler

Rising Shadow
  • Title : Rising Shadow
  • Author : Jacquelyn Wheeler
  • Publisher : Jacquelyn Wheeler
  • ISBN Code : 0982516061
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Ashlyn Woods can't wait to put her past behind her and start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.


Typewriter in the Sky by L. Ron Hubbard

Typewriter in the Sky
  • Title : Typewriter in the Sky
  • Author : L. Ron Hubbard
  • Publisher : Galaxy Press LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1592121365
  • Pages : 197
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  • Language : English
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Modern man Mike de Wolf gets stranded in a pirate adventure being written by his friend Horace Hackett and finds himself fighting for his life as the villainous Miguel de Lobo, while trying to figure out how to extricate himself from Horace's fatal plot.


An Intelligent Career by Michael B. Arthur,Julia Richardson

An Intelligent Career
  • Title : An Intelligent Career
  • Author : Michael B. Arthur,Julia Richardson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190866314
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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What does an intelligent career involve? -- Where do intelligent careers happen? -- Why do you work? -- How do you work? -- With whom do you work? -- When do you change? -- Making sense -- Embracing technology -- Investing in communities -- Working with employers -- Sharing your story -- Building your world


George Washington by Kevin J. Hayes

George Washington
  • Title : George Washington
  • Author : Kevin J. Hayes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190456671
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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"Revered as a general and trusted as America's first elected leader, George Washington is considered a great many things in the contemporary imagination, but an intellectual is not one of them. In correcting this longstanding misconception, George Washington: A Life in Books offers a stimulating literary biography that traces the effects of a life spent in self-improvement"--


The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


Melville's Marginalia by Herman Melville,Walker Cowen,Wilson Walker Cowen

Melville's Marginalia
  • Title : Melville's Marginalia
  • Author : Herman Melville,Walker Cowen,Wilson Walker Cowen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 5494
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Monumental Melville by Edgar A. Dryden

Monumental Melville
  • Title : Monumental Melville
  • Author : Edgar A. Dryden
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780804749060
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Monumental Melville emphasizes the significance of the literary to Melville and the need for close reading in understanding his work. By revealing and celebrating the form that makes Melville's poetry unique—and a logical development from the fiction—Monumental Melville makes a vital contribution to the new scholarly recognition of its value and importance.


Sin and Redemption by Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Sin and Redemption
  • Title : Sin and Redemption
  • Author : Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1604134461
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Examines sin and redemption in literary works including Dante's "Divine Comedy," Henry James's "The Portrait of a Lady," and the novels of William Golding.


Mardi and a Voyage Thither by Herman Melville

Mardi and a Voyage Thither
  • Title : Mardi and a Voyage Thither
  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780810116900
  • Pages : 681
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presented as narratives of his own South Sea experiences, Melville's first two books had roused incredulity in many readers. Their disbelief, he declared, had been "the main inducement" in altering his plan for his third book, Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849). Melville wanted to exploit the "rich poetical material" of Polynesia and also to escape feeling "irked, cramped, & fettered" by a narrative of facts. "I began to feel . . . a longing to plume my pinions for a flight," he told his English publisher. Mardi began as a sequel to Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), but changed radically while he was writing it and emerged as an altogether independent and original work. In its combination of adventure, allegorical romance, realistic portraits of characters and scenes from nature, philosophical speculation, and travelogue-satire, Mardi was Melville's first attempt to create a great work of fiction. This edition of is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).


Tahiti Nui by Colin W. Newbury

Tahiti Nui
  • Title : Tahiti Nui
  • Author : Colin W. Newbury
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 0824880323
  • Pages : 380
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tahiti Nui is an account of the survival of a Polynesian society in the face of successive settlements of missionaries, traders, and administrators. Beginning with the first explorers and Captain Cook's scientific observations at Point Venus, Dr. Newbury has separated the various strands interwoven in the fabric of Tahitian society, tracing their development and showing how they interacted at successive stages. Missionaries and foreign traders, administrators and Polynesians, planters and immigrant Chinese have all contributed to the distinctive flavor of French Polynesia, with Tahiti and Tahitians becoming increasingly dominant, not just as the focus of the French administration in Pape'ete, but in the social networks and trading patterns that have evolved.