A Herman Melville Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale

By Robert L. Gale

Herman Melville is likely one of the so much difficult authors of yank literature. identified basically because the writer of Moby-Dick, he wrote a number of different novels, brief tales, and poems. With the increase of curiosity in Melville within the twentieth century, severe and biographical stories of Melville remain released at an ever-increasing price. This encyclopedia is a complete advisor to Melville's wealthy and complicated literary career.

The quantity contains numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries for all of Melville's works and characters, and for his relations, buddies, and friends. Entries at the most crucial themes contain bibliographies. The encyclopedia is extra actual than serious, yet scholarship from 1990 and past is emphasised all through. The publication additionally offers specific awareness to the 19th-century girls who encouraged Melville, for those girls have usually been neglected. A chronology overviews the vital occasions in Melville's lifestyles, and a particular bibliography lists significant studies.

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