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    The Herman Melville Collection

    Editorial: Blackmore Dennett

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788832570410

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $0.99

    Medios de pago
      The Herman Melville Collection Herman Melville

      The Herman Melville Collection

      $0.99

      Medios de pago

        The Herman Melville Collection

        Editorial: Blackmore Dennett

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788832570410

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $0.99

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          Sinopsis
          Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best known works are Typee, a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick.Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant who dealt in French dry goods and his wife. Years as a common sailor from 1839 to 1844 were the basis of his early writings. His first book was Typee, a highly romanticized account of his life among Polynesians. It became such a best-seller that he wrote the sequel Omoo. These successes gave him the financial basis to marry Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of a prominent Boston family, but the success proved hard to sustain. His first novel that was not based on his own experiences was Mardi, a sea narrative that develops into a philosophical allegory—but it was not well received. He received warmer reviews for Redburn, a story of life on a merchant ship, and his 1850 description of the harsh life aboard a man-of-war in White-Jacket, but they did not provide financial security.Moby-Dick, although now considered one of the great American novels, was not well received, and critics scorned his psychological novel, Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. From 1853 to 1856, Melville published short fiction in magazines, most notably "Bartleby, the Scrivener", "The Encantadas", and "Benito Cereno". These and three other stories were collected in 1856 as The Piazza Tales. In 1857, he traveled to England and then toured the Near East. The Confidence-Man was the last prose work that he published. 
          Acerca de Herman Melville

          Herman Melville nació en Nueva York en 1819. A la muerte de su padre, un comerciante arruinado, tuvo que dejar la escuela y trabajar en los más diversos empleos. En 1839 se embarcó en un buque mercante, y en 1841 en un ballenero, que abandonó junto con un compañero en las Islas Marquesas, donde vivieron con una tribu caníbal. De allí fue rescatado por un ballenero australiano, del que desertó tras un motín. Después de una temporada en Honolulu, se enroló en la fragata United States y volvió a Estados Unidos en 1844. De todos estos viajes surgieron las novelas que publicaría a lo largo de los siete años siguientes: Taipí (1846) y Omú (1847), ambientadas en los Mares del Sur; Mardi (1849), una fantasía alegórica; Redburn (1849), sobre su primer viaje; Chaqueta blanca (1850), sobre la travesía a bordo del United States; y Moby Dick (1851), su obra magna, que pasó casi inadvertida. Su obra posterior tampoco contó con las simpatías del público: Pierre o las ambigüedades (1852), Israel Potter (1855), The Piazza Tales (1856) y The Confidence- Man (1857) no le permitieron seguir viviendo de la literatura. En 1866 consiguió un empleo de inspector de aduanas en el puerto de Nueva York. En esa ciudad murió veinticinco años después, en 1891.

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