Author :: R. D. Madison (Editor)
First Published by :: Praeger Publishers Inc
Format :: HC
Date :: 28 March 2016
ISBN-10 :: 1440850070
ISBN-13 :: 9781440850073

This fascinating anthology introduces readers to the literary side of Herman Melville's whaling world with an unprecedented collection of the original whaling texts from which Melville drew to create his masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

* Offers the full text of Owen Chase's Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex and lengthy excerpts from the texts of Melville's other whaling books, gathered in one handy compendium.

* Presents an introduction and primary source selection by internationally known Melville scholar R. D. Madison (associate general editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville).

* Provides readers with a stand-alone coherent picture of whaling lore and the response to the Essex disaster in Melville's time through the selection of primary sources

The Essex and the Whale

Author: R. D. Madison (Editor)

Title: The Essex and the Whale: Melville's Leviathan Library and the Birth of Moby-Dick


First Published by: Praeger Publishers Inc


Format: HC

Date: 28 March 2016

ISBN-10: 1440850070

ISBN-13: 9781440850073



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