Most widely held works about Hershel Parker
Most widely held works by Hershel Parker
Moby-Dick: An authoritative text by Herman Melville ( Book )
35 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 2,596 libraries worldwide
Graphic drawings, textual notes, and comments by the American historian supplement Melville's tale about man's futile attempts to control the universe.
Herman Melville : a biography by Hershel Parker ( Book )
54 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 1,862 libraries worldwide
Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity.
The recognition of Herman Melville; selected criticism since 1846 by Hershel Parker ( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Moby-Dick as Doubloon : Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970 by Hershel Parker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Reading Billy Budd by Hershel Parker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 libraries worldwide
The confidence man by Herman Melville ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Presents the authoritative text of Herman Melville's classic work "The Confidence Man;" and contains textual and explanatory notes, contemporary reviews and critical essays, and biographical overviews.
Flawed texts and verbal icons : literary authority in American fiction by Hershel Parker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Typee a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Almost from the time of its publication in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure. Although initially rejected as too fantastic to be true, Typee was immensely popular and regarded in Melville's lifetime as his best work. It established his reputation as the literary discoverer of the South Seas and inspired the likes of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Two common sailors jump ship and are held in benign captivity by Polynesian natives. Through the narrator's eyes we see a literate (if romanticized) portrait of the people and their culture presented in vivid, even scientific, detail. Melville's racy style and irreverence toward Christian missionaries caused a scandal, and critics denounced the narrator's suggestion that the native life might be superior to that of modern civilization. An adventure story above all, albeit one with a philosophical bent, Typee is a combination of elements that even early in Melville's career hinted at the towering ambition he would fulfill with Moby-Dick.
Critical essays on Herman Melville's Moby Dick ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Herman Melville's Pierre, or, The ambiguities ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
The writings by Herman Melville ( Book )
in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Omoo a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
"Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, leaves off. As the author described the book, "It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti." The popular success of Melville's first book encouraged him to write this sequel, hoping it would be "a fitting successor." Typee describes Polynesian life in its "primitive" state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences, including the sophisticated lifestyle of sailors in the Pacific." "Walt Whitman found Omoo "the most readable sort of reading" and praised its "good-natured style." But many reviewers doubted Melville's veracity, and some objected to his "raciness" and "indecencies." Some also denounced his criticism of missionary endeavors, for his attacks on missionaries were more polemical than those undertaken in the earlier book. Over the years, however, readers have been charmed by both."--Jacket.
White-jacket or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville ( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Mardi and A voyage thither by Herman Melville ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Pierre or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Den unge rigmand Pierre Glending står over for et ægteskab med den smukke Lucy, da hans halvsøster Isabel dukker op og Pierre fanges i dilemmaet mellem svigt og ansvar.
Redburn, his first voyage being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service by Herman Melville ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in French and English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Redburn relate son voyage sur le Saint Lawrence. C'est un pèlerinage sur les traces du père disparu et une plongée dans les bas-fonds de Londres et Liverpool. Vareuse blanche dévoile les mécanismes pervers qui transforment la discipline militaire en une machine à soumettre les individus aux désirs et pulsions de leurs supérieurs hiérarchiques. Avec des articles parus entre 1847 et 1849.
Clarel a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Herman Melville : the contemporary reviews ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Reading Melville's Pierre ; or, The ambiguities by Brian Higgins ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
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