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Classic novel by the author of Moby Dick ... used as the basis of an opera by Benjamin Britten.
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Herman Melville (1819-91) became in his late twenties a highly successful author of exotic novels based on his experiences as a sailor - writing in quick succession Typee, Omoo, Redburn and White-Jacket. However, his masterpiece Moby-Dick was met with incomprehension and the other later works which are now the basis of his reputation, such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Confidence-Man, were failures. Melville stopped writing fiction and the rest of his long life was spent first as a lecturer and then, for nineteen years, as a customs official in New York City. He was also the author of the immensely long poem Clarel, which was similarly dismissed. At the end of his life he wrote Billy Budd, Sailor which was published posthumously in 1924.
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Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Square, solid, unread -- what more could you ask for? When you receive this book, you'll feel as though you've stumbled into a cave and come across.an elven sword named Glamdring -- or the crown of the fabled Prester John -- a ring of invisibility.or even a Magic Lamp, prosaic as that may sound! You MAY even cartwheel with glee! NOTE: Light aging to pages. Seller Inventory # 021914
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