Herman Melville

A Companion


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About the Book

This reference work covers both Herman Melville’s life and writings. It includes a biography and detailed information on his works, on the important themes contained therein, and on the significant people and places in his life. The appendices include suggestions for further reading of both literary and cultural criticism, an essay on Melville’s lasting cultural influence, and information on both the fictional ships in his works and the real-life ones on which he sailed.

About the Author(s)

Corey Evan Thompson has taught at the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, and Canadore College. His scholarly articles can be found in journals including Papers on Language and Literature and American Transcendental Quarterly. He lives in Cornwall, Ontario.

Laurence W. Mazzeno, president emeritus of Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, is the author or editor of 20+ books and more than 300 articles and reviews on literature and history. He lives in Arvada, Colorado.

Sue Norton, a lecturer of English at the Technological University Dublin since 1999, previously taught in University College Dublin, University College Cork and New Jersey City University.

Bibliographic Details

Corey Evan Thompson

Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 243
Bibliographic Info: 13 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7632-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4271-0
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
Introduction  5
Herman Melville: A Biography  13
Herman Melville: The Companion  21
Appendix A: Selected Bibliography of Melville
Scholarship and Criticism  203
Appendix B: 1891 and Beyond—Herman Melville’s Enduring Legacy  206
Appendix C: Melville’s Ships  216
Bibliography  229
Index  233