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Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, the Piazza Tales, the Confidence-Man, Uncollected Prose, Billy Budd, Sailor Herman Melville

Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, the Piazza Tales, the Confidence-Man, Uncollected Prose, Billy Budd, Sailor

Herman Melville

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ISBN : 9780521300988
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1490 pages
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Herman Melvilles dark and brilliant late works contain some of his most powerful writing. After Moby-Dick he turned from the high seas to record his keen, bleak vision of life at home in America. Pierre, Israel Potter, and TheMoreHerman Melvilles dark and brilliant late works contain some of his most powerful writing. After Moby-Dick he turned from the high seas to record his keen, bleak vision of life at home in America. Pierre, Israel Potter, and The Confidence-Man, satirical dissections of moral breakdown and social hypocrisy, anticipate modernist fiction with their black humor and formal experimentation. With them here are The Piazza Tales--including Bartelby the Scrivener, The Encantadas, and Benito Cereno--and the haunting, posthumously published masterpiece, Billy Budd, Sailor. Rounding out this third volume of Melvilles complete prose in the Library of America are many pieces rarely collected, including magazine stories, comic sketches, and reviews of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Francis Parkman, and James Fenimore Cooper.