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The Complete Shorter Fiction

£16.99

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Herman Melville's status as one of the great figures of American literature is not simply founded on his novels. During the 1850s he produced outstanding shorter fiction now ranked among the greatest of 19th-century American literature. This collection brings together all twenty-two of Melville's shorter works, from tales like 'The Bell Tower' and 'The Lightning-Rod Man' to sketches such as 'The Happy Failure'. To introduce our edition, we have commissioned the American writer Jay Parini, author of The Passages of Herman Melville, a fictionalisation of the life of the author. He describes the 'blaze of energy' with which Melville poured out these 'works of superb artfulness'. Bill Bragg's illustrations echo the strangeness and power of Melville's imagination. Introduced by Jay Parini. Illustrated by Bill Bragg. Frontispiece and 15 colour illustrations. Red pictorial cloth boards. Silver slipcase. Illustrations. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Very good clean copy. Slipcase with little to no wear

Item details

Added value:
Original slipcase
Author(s):
Herman Melville
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
504
Publisher:
Folio
Title:
The Complete Shorter Fiction

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Herman Melville's status as one of the great figures of American literature is not simply founded on his novels. During the 1850s he produced outstanding shorter fiction now ranked among the greatest of 19th-century American literature. This collection brings together all twenty-two of Melville's shorter works, from tales like 'The Bell Tower' and 'The Lightning-Rod Man' to sketches such as 'The Happy Failure'. To introduce our edition, we have commissioned the American writer Jay Parini, author of The Passages of Herman Melville, a fictionalisation of the life of the author. He describes the 'blaze of energy' with which Melville poured out these 'works of superb artfulness'. Bill Bragg's illustrations echo the strangeness and power of Melville's imagination. Introduced by Jay Parini. Illustrated by Bill Bragg. Frontispiece and 15 colour illustrations. Red pictorial cloth boards. Silver slipcase. Illustrations. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Very good clean copy. Slipcase with little to no wear

Added value:
Original slipcase
Author(s):
Herman Melville
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
504
Publisher:
Folio
Title:
The Complete Shorter Fiction

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