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Herman Melville 1819–1891 A Brief Biography

Robert Milder

in A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142822
eISBN:
9780199850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142822.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

After his death, Herman Melville was remembered as a writer who included much about the South Seas in his writings, and he was also known for integrating a certain degree of romance, truth, ... More


Herman Melville

Jonathan Arac

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the works of Herman Melville, one of the leading novelists of antebellum America. In particular, it offers a reading of some of Melville’s major novels such as Typee: A Peep at ... More


Bewitching Sea

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents the sea narratives of James Fenimore Cooper and the novel, White-Jacket by Herman Melville to discuss how sea narratives engenders desire for fantastic and unruly ... More


The Sublime Abject of Democracy: Melville’s “Floating Imperium”

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Herman Melville’s White-Jacket’s, a novel that describes the loss of democratic rights within the Neversink’s martial structure and reveals the bizarre and repugnant excesses ... More


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