Reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891.
Herman Melvilleknown contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Many of his reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific worlds and share the course of Melville's nineteenth century reputation as travel writer, romancer, short-story writer, and poet.
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and A Voyage Thither
or, The Ambiguities
8. Israel Potter: his fifty years of exile
9. The Piazza tales
10. The confidence-man: his masquerade
11. Battle-pieces and aspects of the war
12. Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy