ISBN-10:
0393976416
ISBN-13:
9780393976410
Pub. Date:
11/28/2001
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Melville's Short Novels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Melville's Short Novels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

by Herman Melville, Dan McCallHerman Melville
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Overview

Collected in this volume are Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd—presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.


Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers.


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 Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt.


A Selected Bibliography is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393976410
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 164,932
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dan McCall is Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of the novels Jack the Bear (which was made into a movie starring Danny DeVito) and Triphammer. His monographs include The Silence of Bartleby and Citizens of Somewhere Else.

Date of Birth:

August 1, 1819

Date of Death:

September 28, 1891

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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