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Herman Melville (Literary Greats) Library Binding – February 1, 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up–The life and writings of the 19th-century American author are explored in this introductory biography. Meltzer discusses many of the writer's life experiences through lengthy excerpts from his works, especially Moby-Dick. He also describes the author's troubled life and his struggles to help his family and publish his works. The author clearly admires his subject, stating that Melville was ahead of his time as a writer, and calling Moby-Dick a wild and wonderful book and referring to some of Melville's critics as narrow-minded. Numerous quotes, a few sidebars, and black-and-white photos and reproductions are included. This book is best suited to students who have read or are familiar with Melville's works.–Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH
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