Herman Melville: A Biography

Milton Meltzer (Author)
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2019
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18, Adult

Author Milton Meltzer skillfully follows his subject through a series of extraordinary adventures, showing the intricate interweaving of real-life experience into Melville's novels and short stories.

Herman Melville is considered one of America's greatest authors. His novel Moby-Dick is read by virtually every American student, although ironically it was the least well-accepted of his works at the time of its publication.

Despite the uniqueness of his talent, Melville's story is all too typical of America's great writers of the nineteenth century. He struggled with financial problems his entire life, and never received the recognition and wealth due him during his lifetime.

Born into affluence, at the age of eleven Melville lost his father and thus the family income. For the next decade he tried a number of jobs, beginning as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He then signed onto a whaling ship bound for the Pacific, an experience that provided the background for many of his later works.

Author Milton Meltzer skillfully follows his subject through a series of extraordinary adventures, showing the intricate interweaving of real-life experience into Melville's novels and short stories.

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SKU 2019
ISBN 9780761327493
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Product Type Hardcover Books
Primary Contributor Milton Meltzer
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18, Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group