1847497225
Paperback:The piazza tales / Herman Melville.:2018 Paperback The piazza tales / Herman Melville.
The piazza tales / Herman Melville.
Author: Melville, Herman, 1819-1891,
Publication year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Richmond : Alma Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1847497225 9781847497222 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Formerly CIP.
This volume, first published in 1856, collects three of Melville's most important pieces of fiction: 'Bartleby, the Scrivener', 'Benito Cereno' and 'The Encantadas'. This volume, first published in 1856, includes three of the tales widely considered to be among Melville's masterpieces. In `Bartleby, the Scrivener', a Wall Street lawyer hires a melancholy young clerk called Bartleby, whose sudden and mysterious refusal to work plunges the firm into disarray. `Benito Cereno' is the account of a mutiny on a slave ship, based on the real-life journals of an American sea captain. `The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles' is a series of sketches about the Galpagos Islands which was a huge success with the reading public and contains some of Melville's most celebrated prose. Also included in this volume are `The Lightning-Rod Man', `The Bell Tower' and a story written especially for the collection, `The Piazza'. Taken together, these tales, in their masterful use of irony and concision, display
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