Herman Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi (LOA #1)

Library of America
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This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi("the world" in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythical Pacific island, that looks forward to the complexities of Moby-Dick. Together, these three romances give early evidence of the genius and daring that make Melville the master novelist of the sea and a precursor of modernist literature. Two companion volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza TalesThe Confidence Man, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this edition of Melville's prose.
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Herman Melville is a giant of American literature, whose novels are hailed as literary masterpieces. This eBook offers readers the complete works for the first time in digital print, as well as an array of bonus features.

Features:
* illustrated with many images relating to Melville’s life and works
* annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works
* ALL the novels (except BILLY BUDD), with separate contents tables
* MOBY-DICK and other works are presented with their original illustrations
* images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* two short story collections
* the complete poetry collections
* the scarce poetry collection WEEDS AND WILDINGS, which Melville wrote for his wife - first time in digital print
* uncollected poetry section, with rare works
* separate CHRONOLOGICAL and ALPHABETICAL contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem easily!
* includes Melville's complete essays, available nowhere else
* bonus collection of letters by Melville - explore the writer's personal correspondence
* boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf examining Melville’s contribution to literature
* features Raymond Weaver's seminal biography on Melville, which sparked the great revival in the author
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Melville’s immense oeuvre

PLEASE NOTE: Due to US copyright restrictions, BILLY BUDD, SAILOR and two short stories are not available in this collection. Once they enter the US public domain in 2020, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

CONTENTS:

The Novels
TYPEE
OMOO
MARDI
REDBURN
WHITE-JACKET
MOBY-DICK
PIERRE
ISLE OF THE CROSS (lost novel - information only)
ISRAEL POTTER
THE CONFIDENCE-MAN

The Short Story Collections
THE PIAZZA TALES
THE APPLE-TREE TABLE AND OTHER SKETCHES

The Short Stories
LIST OF THE SHORT STORIES

The Poetry Collections
BATTLE PIECES AND ASPECTS OF THE WAR
CLAREL: A POEM AND PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LAND
JOHN MARR AND OTHER SAILORS
TIMOLEON AND OTHER VENTURES
WEEDS AND WILDINGS, WITH A ROSE OR TWO

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Essays
FRAGMENTS FROM A WRITING DESK
ETCHINGS OF A WHALING CRUISE REVIEW
AUTHENTIC ANECDOTES OF ‘OLD ZACK’
MR PARKMAN'S TOUR
COOPER'S NEW NOVEL
A THOUGHT ON BOOK-BINDING
HAWTHORNE AND HIS MOSSES

The Letters
SOME PERSONAL LETTERS OF HERMAN MELVILLE BY MEADE MINNIGERODE

The Criticism
THE BEST SEA-STORY EVER WRITTEN BY ARCHIBALD MACMECHAN
HERMAN MELVILLE'S MOBY DICK BY D. H. LAWRENCE
HERMAN MELVILLE'S TYPEE AND OMOO BY D. H. LAWRENCE
HERMAN MELVILLE BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

The Biography
HERMAN MELVILLE: MAN, MARINER AND MYSTIC BY RAYMOND WEAVER
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Publisher
Library of America
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Published on
May 6, 1982
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Pages
1333
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ISBN
9781598533453
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Sea Stories
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Content Protection
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