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The Resource The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860, Herman Melville ; [this volume edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, G. Thomas Tanselle and others ; historical note by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.]

The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860, Herman Melville ; [this volume edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, G. Thomas Tanselle and others ; historical note by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.]

Label
The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860
Title
The piazza tales
Title remainder
and other prose pieces, 1839-1860
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; [this volume edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, G. Thomas Tanselle and others ; historical note by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: "Benito Cereno", an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
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Cataloging source
IBV
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813.3
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2380
LC item number
.F68 vol.9
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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  • Hayford, Harrison
  • MacDougall, Alma A
  • Tanselle, G. Thomas
  • Sealts, Merton M
Series statement
The writings of Herman Melville
Series volume
v. 9
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  • Short stories, American
  • American prose literature
Label
The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860, Herman Melville ; [this volume edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, G. Thomas Tanselle and others ; historical note by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Northwestern-Newberry edition."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The piazza tales -- Uncollected pieces -- Reconstructed lectures -- Attributed pieces -- Editorial appendix
Control code
16313770
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Northwestern-Newberry ed.
Extent
viii, 847 pages
Isbn
9780810105515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)16313770
Label
The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860, Herman Melville ; [this volume edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, G. Thomas Tanselle and others ; historical note by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.]
Publication
Note
"The Northwestern-Newberry edition."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The piazza tales -- Uncollected pieces -- Reconstructed lectures -- Attributed pieces -- Editorial appendix
Control code
16313770
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Northwestern-Newberry ed.
Extent
viii, 847 pages
Isbn
9780810105515
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)16313770

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