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  • Moby Dickby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for the savage white whale, Ishmael questions all aspects of life. The story is woven in complex, lyrical language and uses many theatrical forms,... more...

  • Israel Potterby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Best known for producing one of the masterworks of American literature, the novel Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also branched out into many other genres of writing over the course of his career. The novella Israel Potter: His Fifty Years in Exile was initially published in serial form in a magazine. It offers a fictionalized account of an American-born... more...

  • The Confidence-Manby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    The name Herman Melville is synonymous with the pinnacle of American literary achievement, and many regard his novel Moby-Dick as the quintessential work of American fiction. In The Confidence-Man, Melville's final major novel, the author explores the motivations, travails, and personalities of a group of boat passengers en route to New Orleans,... more...

  • Redburnby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 1849; US$ 3.99

    Sea voyages and the vagaries of life on a ship are constant themes in the work of Herman Melville. In the novel Redburn, Melville sharply contrasts the refined sensibilities of the title character, an upper-class American youth, with the coarse manners of his Liverpudlian shipmates. The novel is notable for its finely drawn characters and piercing... more...

  • White Jacketby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 1850; US$ 3.99

    Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on the brutal treatment that many sailors received at the hands of their superiors. In particular, it has been noted that this novel proved to be... more...

  • Omooby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Omoo: A Narrative of the South Seas is the sequel to Melville's Typee , both fictional yet highly autobiographical. The narrator ships on a whaling vessel to Tahiti, where the crew mutinies and are imprisoned. The narrative is full of his observations of the Tahitian customs and way of life. Omoo is based on Melville's experiences in the Society... more...

  • Typeeby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Typee is a fictional, but heavily autobiographical book by Herman Melville. Based on his own three weeks as a captive on Nuku Hiva, Melville's protagonist spends four months trapped on the island. Melville also fleshed out the story with details provided by contemporary explorers. The book was his most popular during his lifetime and provided significant... more...

  • The Piazza Talesby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The critically acclaimed author of that behemoth of nineteenth-century fiction, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an accomplished short story writer whom critics say did much to advance the form. The Piazza Tales collects many of Melville's best-known short works, including "Bartleby the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno." more...

  • The Encantadas or Enchanted Islesby Herman Melville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 2.99

    The ten ?sketches? comprising The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles are based largely on author Herman Melville?s experience in the Galápagos Islands, combined with the recorded history of the islands, local folklore, and sailors? stories. The earlier sketches present a daunting description of the islands and their fauna. Belying their tropical location,... more...

  • The Encantadas or Enchanted Islesby Herman Melville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    The ten ?sketches? comprising The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles are based largely on author Herman Melville?s experience in the Galápagos Islands, combined with the recorded history of the islands, local folklore, and sailors? stories. The earlier sketches present a daunting description of the islands and their fauna. Belying their tropical location,... more...