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by Herman Melville

Category: Literary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN: 0679641718
ISBN13: 978-0679641711
Publisher: Modern Library (October 2000)
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Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant.

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. And the shorter works-among them The Piazza Tales, Benito Cereno, and Bartleby the Scrivener-are imbued with such a longing for any kind of graspable meaning, that their readers, like their characters, find themselves in a ponderous state of shock.

Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: 'Benito Cereno,' an. .First published in 1856, five years after the appearance of Moby Dick, The Piazza Tales comprises six of Herman Melville's finest short stories.

First published in 1856, five years after the appearance of Moby Dick, The Piazza Tales comprises six of Herman Melville's finest short stories.

The Piazza Tales demonstrates Melville’s dazzling mastery of many styles, including The Encantadas, about nature’s two faces-enchanting and horrific; the famous Bartleby the Scrivener, about a Wall Street copyist who would.

The Piazza Tales demonstrates Melville’s dazzling mastery of many styles, including The Encantadas, about nature’s two faces-enchanting and horrific; the famous Bartleby the Scrivener, about a Wall Street copyist who would prefer not to ; and the enigmatic Benito Cereno, about a credulous Yankee sea captain who stumbles into an intricately plotted mutiny aboard a disabled slave ship.

The Piazza Tales is a collection of six short stories by American writer Herman Melville, published by Dix & Edwards in the United States in May 1856 and in Britain in June. Except for the newly written title story, "The Piazza," all of the stories had appeared in Putnam's Monthly in 1853-1855

Home Herman Melville Billy Budd and the Piazza Tales.

Home Herman Melville Billy Budd and the Piazza Tales.

The Piazza Tales are made up of six stories by Herman Melville, five of which were published in Putnams magazine between November 1853 and December 1855

The Piazza Tales are made up of six stories by Herman Melville, five of which were published in Putnams magazine between November 1853 and December 1855. The Piazza was the only tale that was not published in the magazine, but serves as the title piece and informal introduction to the collection of stories (Donaldson 1082).

Herman Melville The Piazza Tales THE PIAZZA "With fairest flowers, Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele . Now, for a house, so situated in such a country, to have no piazza for the convenience of.

Herman Melville The Piazza Tales THE PIAZZA "With fairest flowers, Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele-" When I removed into the country, it was to occupy an old-fashioned farm-house, which had no piazza-a deficiency the more regretted, because not only did I like piazzas, as somehow combining the coziness of in-doors with the freedom of out-doors, and it is so pleasant to inspect your thermometer there, but the country round about was such a picture .

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Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' . Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819.

Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' and several other sea-adventure novels before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Who Was Herman Melville? Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847). Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846), a combination of his personal tales and imagined events, drew attention for its detailed descriptions of seafaring life and a seemingly too-wild-to-believe plot.

Comments to eBook The Piazza Tales
thrust
Melville was a talented writer, and these short stories are no exception. If you liked his longer works, these are highly recommended.
Coiwield
Curious collection, most of these are not well-known, at all, save for Bartleby the Scrivener. Thoroughly enjoyed them; Mr. Melville had an interesting life, with a fair amount of adventure mixed in and that has always come thru in his writings.
SupperDom
If you had to pick a short list of the greatest American writers, Meliville would be on it. His ability to capture our attention with tales
both intriguing and of substance has rarely been equaled - perhaps only William Faulkner could challenge Melville's talent and intelligence.
Weiehan
Thank you.
Kanek
We read Benito Cereno for our bookclub, and I've read Billy Budd and Bartleby the Scrivener before, way back in college. All of the stories are brilliant--and tragic.
Elildelm
It is not a fluffy, pop-fiction story. I have renewed respect for Herman Melville as a great writer. His way with words is delightful!
Malara
Got this just to read "Benito Cereno." Good, solid Melville. Writing a bit dated but he weaves a compelling tale.
great rendition...recommend it especially ifoure studying it in school
nice short ened version of wohat you need to know get it
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