Melville: A Biography

By: Laurie Robertson-Lorant

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Drawing on more than five hundred newly discovered letters, this book immerses the reader in the often turbulent world of Herman Melville, from his childhood to his seafaring days, to his often frustrating career as a writer. With energetic prose and an unerring eye for psychological nuance, Laurie Robertson-Lorant explores the forces that shaped the man: the women and children in his life, his enigmatic relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne, the psychosexual tensions that informed his art, his struggles against debt, his disappointment about failing to win a popular audience for his more serious work, and the alcoholism and violence that plagued his family. Melville is a brilliant account of one of America's preeminent literary geniuses.

Title: Melville: A Biography

Author Name: Laurie Robertson-Lorant

Categories: BA,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press: July 1998

ISBN Number: 1558491457

ISBN Number 13: 9781558491458

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 16386

Description: A stated First Paperback Edition. Signed and inscribed on the half title page and dated 2/11/2003. Book is clean and tight. Has minor shelf wear. Sorry this book is not eligible for Priority or International shipping.