A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

Editor(s): Wyn Kelley

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782

About this Book

In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville's works in the twenty-first century.

  • Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville
  • Considers Melville in a global context, and looks at the impact of global economies and technologies on the way people read Melville
  • Takes account of the latest and most sophisticated scholarship, including postcolonial and feminist perspectives
  • Locates Melville in his cultural milieu, revising our views of his politics on race, gender and democracy
  • Reveals Melville as a more contemporary writer than his critics have sometimes assumed

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Travels

  2. Part II: Geographies

  3. Part III: Nations

  4. Part IV: Libraries

  5. Part V: Texts

  6. Part VI: Meanings

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