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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Edited by Michael J. Davey

Routledge – 2003 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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    September 18th 2003
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Description

No book is more central to the study of nineteenth-century American literature than Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or The Whale. First published it 1851, it still speaks powerfully to readers today. Combining reprinted documents with clear introductions for student readers, this volume examines the contexts of and critical responses to Melville's work. It draws together:

*an introduction to the contexts in which Melville was writing and relevant contextual documents, including letters

*chronology of key facts and dates

*critical history and extracts from early reviews and modern criticism

*fully annotated key passages from the novel

*a list of biblical allusions

*an annotated guide to further reading.

Extensive cross-references link contextual information, critical materials and passages from the novel providing a wide-ranging view of the work and ensuring a successful and enjoyable encounter with the world of Moby-Dick.

Name: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Michael J. Davey. No book is more central to the study of nineteenth-century American literature than Herman Melville's Moby-Dick; or The Whale. First published it 1851, it still speaks powerfully to readers today. Combining reprinted documents with clear...
Categories: American & Canadian Literature, 19th Century Literature, Literature Readers & Sourcebooks