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- DescriptionThis unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd- a writer whom few kw. Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick, this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his vels. * Offers a brief introduction to Melville, covering all his major works * Showcases Melville's writing process through his correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne * Provides a clear sense of Melville's major themes and preoccupations * Focuses on Typee, Moby-Dick, and Billy Budd in individual chapters * Includes a biography, summary of key works, interpretation, commentary, and an extensive bibliography.
- Author BiographyWyn Kelley is a Senior Lecturer in the Literature Faculty at MIT. She is the author of Melville's City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York (1996) and editor of A Companion to Herman Melville (Blackwell, 2006) and an edition of Benito Cereno 2006, and has also written a number of essays on Melville. She is Associate Editor of the Melville Society journal Leviathan.
- Author(s)Wyn Kelley
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication27/12/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleBlackwell Introductions to Literature
- Place of PublicationChicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight518 g
- Width166 mm
- Height243 mm
- Spine19 mm
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