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Herman Melville (Obras selectas series) [Hardcover]

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The classic works of literature contained in each of these volumes represent each author's best and most famous writings. A wonderful introduction to world literature, this finely crafted and affordable series offers the works of these world-renowned authors to a wider audience.
Includes Moby Dick and Typee.

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Pages   734
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.25" Width: 2" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2004
Publisher   Edimat Libros
ISBN  8484038882  
ISBN13  9788484038887  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated 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 uncollated, packedtidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Edward W. Said is University Professor at Columbia, where he has taught English and Comparative Literature since 1963. His books include Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography; Beginnings; Intention and Method; The Question of Palestine; Literature and Society; The World, the Text and the Critic; Covering Islam; Orientalism; After the Last Sky; Blaming the Victim; Musical Elaborations; Culture and Imperialism; Representations of the Intellectual; Out of Place: A Memoir; The End of the Peace Process; Oslo and After and Peace and Its Dicontents: Gaza to Jericho 1993-1995.


Herman Melville lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Herman Melville was born in 1819 and died in 1891.

Herman Melville has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Barnes & Noble Classics
  2. Campfire Graphic Novels
  3. Candlewick Illustrated Classics
  4. Classic Starts
  5. Dover Giant Thrift Editions
  6. Dover Thrift Editions
  7. Enriched Classics
  8. Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster)
  9. Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
  10. Ignatius Critical Editions
  11. Library of America
  12. Longman Critical Edition
  13. Modern Library (Hardcover)
  14. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  15. Norton Critical Editions
  16. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  17. Penguin Classics
  18. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  19. Penguin Drop Caps
  20. Signet Classics
  21. Tale Blazers
  22. Word Cloud Classics

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