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Sealts, Merton M.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 227 publications in 1 language and 7,595 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Sources  History  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS2386, 813.3
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Most widely held works about Merton M Sealts
 
Most widely held works by Merton M Sealts
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

44 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through exhaustive study of the manuscript, the editors have evolved the definitive text of Billy Budd, Sailor, which they present here together with extensive notes and commentary
Emerson's Nature; origin, growth, meaning by Merton M Sealts( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early lives of Melville : nineteenth-century biographical sketches and their authors by Merton M Sealts( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860 by Herman Melville( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Melville's reading; a check-list of books owned and borrowed by Merton M Sealts( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville as lecturer by Merton M Sealts( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's reading by Merton M Sealts( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson on the scholar by Merton M Sealts( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this innovative study of Ralph Waldo Emerson's conception of the scholar, Merton Sealts sheds new light on Emerson's attainment of his influential position in nineteenth-century intellectual, cultural, and literary history. Sealts is the first author to go beyond Henry Nash Smith's statement, "The Scholar is the hero of Emerson's unwritten Prelude"--The protagonist of his spiritual autobiography--by systematically examining the development and testing of the scholar as Emerson's idealized self-image. During the 1830s, after Emerson had resigned his Boston pulpit and was seeking a new vocation, he began to conceive of the scholar as someone who could think for and speak to all mankind. From that time on, Emerson adopted the scholar's "angle of vision" as his own and began to measure his private and professional life against his often-invoked conception of "the true scholar." Part I of Emerson on the Scholar shows how Emerson came to think of the ideal scholar as the "intellectual man," "the Thinker," and finally as "Man Thinking." His image of what the true scholar should be remained essentially unchanged, but his idea of how the scholar should respond to public issues gradually altered during his later years as the crisis over slavery increasingly divided America. Part II examines Emerson's reaction to both personal and public crises as the country moved toward the Civil War and beyond and as he himself became more and more active in the Anti-Slavery movement. The book concludes with an appraisal of the Emersonian scholar in his role as a widely respected teacher of self-reliance and self-fulfillment. Following the course of Emerson's intellectual life in terms of his chosen angle of vision as a scholar, Emerson on the Scholar leads to a new understanding and appreciation of Emerson and his thought in relation to American life, then and now
Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors by Merton M Sealts( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merton M. Sealts, Jr., a long-respected scholar and teacher of Emerson and Melville, has written, "I shall never tire of such writers, nor absorb all that they have to teach." This new collection of Sealts's essays reflects his many years of classroom experience and ongoing scholarship since his retirement in 1982. Most of these essays were originally delivered as public lectures before diverse audiences beyond the classroom; others first appeared in study pamphlets and as chapters of books. These lucid essays, though varied in subject, have the commonality of an emphasis on teaching. The first essay, entitled "Emerson as Teacher," demonstrates how Emerson "provoked and inspired and educated his students - and his students' students." In the most recently written essays Sealts deals with four of Emerson's contemporaries - Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville - who responded variously to Emerson's teachings. A common thread among these four essays is each author's distinctive use of first-person narration. Teachers of literature at every level will greatly benefit from these highly readable discussions, which illustrate practical strategies for reading and teaching literary works. Included in the appendixes are questions for the study of Melville's Bartleby, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd, Sailor, which are also treated in individual essays
Melville's Reading; A Checklist of Books Owned and Borrowed by Merton M Sealts( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Herman Melville : the Northwestern-Newberry edition by Herman Melville( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's Billy Budd : the genetic text by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980 : chapters and essays by Merton M Sealts( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby Dick by Franc Roddam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major themes in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" are discussed by leading Melville scholars
Melville's reading; a check-list of books owned and borrowed by Merton M Sealts( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals and miscellaneous notebooks by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals and miscellaneous notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson / 1835-1838 by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals and miscellaneous notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson / 1847-1848 by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's reading in ancient philosophy by Merton M Sealts( )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ph. D. dissertation at Yale University. This is the carbon copy circulated at the library. Includes a tipped-in register of users and dates of use between 1942 and 1978
The Journals and miscellaneous notebooks : of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Edited by William H. Gilman, Alfred Ferguson, Merrell R. Davis, Merton M. Sealts ... [etc.] by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative)
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The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860The writings of Herman Melville : the Northwestern-Newberry editionThe journals and miscellaneous notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson / 1847-1848The Journals and miscellaneous notebooks : of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Edited by William H. Gilman, Alfred Ferguson, Merrell R. Davis, Merton M. Sealts ... [etc.]