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Hayford, Harrison

Overview
Works: 120 works in 550 publications in 2 languages and 18,684 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  Satire  Naval history  Biographical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, ed, Annotator, Donor, Collector
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Harrison Hayford
 
Most widely held works by Harrison Hayford
Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

26 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 2,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moby Dick (1851) is an epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the Pequod and its crew to disaster. Melville's extraordinary narrative defies c1assification: it teems with ideas and imagery and the passion of its author."--Jacket
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om den unge Ismael, hvis eneste ønske er at blive hvalfanger. Sammen med sin indfødte ven får han hyre på en hvalfangerbåd med en gal kaptajn, hvis eneste mål er at få ram på den hvide
The piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860 by Herman Melville( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 1,245 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
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 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
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soldier, sailor, prisoner of war, and spy, Israel Potter's lively career leads to encounters with historic figures such as Ben Franklin, John Paul Jones, and George III. Based on the memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran, this novel was acclaimed by The Village Voice as "hilarious, tender, expressive." This edition also includes Potter's autobiography, The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter"--
Clarel : a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's long poem 'Clarel' was the last full-length book he published. This book is one of the most complex theological explorations of faith and doubt in all of American literature, and this edition gives Melville's poem new life
Moby-Dick as Doubloon : Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970 by Hershel Parker( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, sailor; an inside narrative by Herman Melville( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Billy Budd, a sailor sentenced to death after striking his false accusor, Melville explores the difference between earthly and divine justice
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific
White jacket; or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life
The writings by Herman Melville( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the 'masquerade' of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is 'the confidence man'? The central motif of Melville's last and most 'modern' novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history
Pierre : or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Ambiguities indeed! One long brain-muddling, soul-bewildering ambiguity (to borrow Mr. Melville's style), like Melchisedeck, without beginning or end-a labyrinth without a clue - an Irish bog without so much as a Jack o'the'lantern to guide the wanderer's footsteps - the dream of a distempered stomach, disordered by a hasty supper on half-cooked pork chops." So judged the New York Herald when Pierre was first published in 1852, with most contemporary reviewers joining in the general condemnation: 'a dead failure, ' 'this crazy rigmarole, ' and "a literary mare's nest." Latter-day critics have recognized in the story of Melville's idealistic young hero a corrosive satire of the sentimental-Gothic novel, and a revolutionary foray into modernist literary techniques
Redburn, his first voyage; being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service by Herman Melville( )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in German and English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of Melville's complete works includes three romances of the South Seas: Typee and Omoo, his exuberant accounts of the idyllic life in Polynesian island cultures, which remained his most popular works well into the 20th century, and Mardi, a combination love story, adventure, and political allegory set on a mythical Pacific island. These tales, written when Melville was in his late twenties, mark his beginnings as a writer and give early evidence of his genius and daring
Journals by Herman Melville( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omoo : a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Somers mutiny affair : [a book of primary source materials] by Alexander Slidell Mackenzie( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reader and writer by Harrison Hayford( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative)
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English (290)

German (3)

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Moby DickMoby-Dick : an authoritative textThe piazza tales : and other prose pieces, 1839-1860Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative)Israel Potter : his fifty years of exileClarel : a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy LandBilly Budd, sailor; an inside narrativeMardi and a voyage thither