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Melvilles Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

by Herman Melville
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As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. Contexts collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne Criticism includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowe