Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2005

272 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780195142822

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A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

Giles Gunn

Historical Guides to American Authors

  • Affords a new understanding of the phases of Melville's artistic career and offers a fundamental corrective to the notion that Melville's achievement was confined to his work in prose
  • Resituates Melville historically between the Romantic period, where he is conventionally placed, and the Victorian era through which he lived