The Tales of the Sea

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This unique and meticulously edited collection of sea adventure novels includes: White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is a memoir of a year spent on a U.S. man-of-war, the 54-gun frigate USS "Neversink" in a voyage from Chile to Norfolk._x000D_ Redburn: His First Voyage recounts the adventures of a refined young man among coarse and brutal sailors and the seedier areas of Liverpool._x000D_ Mardi, and a Voyage Thither details the traveling of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific._x000D_ Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of captain Ahab for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off his leg at the knee._x000D_ Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile – After hearing a rousing speech by General George Washington, Israel Potter leaves his plow to fight in the American Revolution._x000D_ Billy Budd, Sailor: (An Inside Narrative) – A tale about seaman impressed into service in the year 1797, when the British Royal Navy was reeling from two major mutinies._x000D_ Benito Cereno is a story about the revolt on a Spanish slavery ship captained by Don Benito Cereno._x000D_ The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles consists of ten "Sketches" on the Galápagos Islands._x000D_ Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life describes the narrator's four month stay on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. It is a story of capture, escape and romance._x000D_ Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas – After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the narrator ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti._x000D_ Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change.

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Herman Melville, born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, is an icon of American literature, particularly renowned for his deep exploration of the sea and the human condition. A master of narrative and a sage of the maritime, Melville's literary career spans multiple genres, including novels, short stories, and poetry. His early works drew from his experiences at sea, a theme that would become central in his writing. One of his notable works, 'The Tales of the Sea' encapsulates Melville's profound relationship with the ocean and the multilayered narratives that he weaves, reflecting both adventure and allegory (Melville, H. 'The Tales of the Sea'). His opus, 'Moby-Dick; or, The Whale', is a testament to his complex narrative structure and philosophical depth, which intertwines the story of Ahab's monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale with meditations on existence and nature. Melville's literary style is distinctive for its use of symbolism, extended metaphors, and complex characters. Though his work was not fully appreciated during his lifetime, Melville's contributions to the American Renaissance and his prescient engagement with themes of social justice, individualism, and existential inquiry have solidified his standing as a seminal figure in literary history. He passed away on September 28, 1891, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire and provoke thought in readers and scholars alike.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 3359 Seiten

Größe: 3,3 MB

ISBN: 8596547008897