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Melville, Herman - The Complete Shorter Fiction - ( Item 111319 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. Sealed. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Jay Parini. Illustrated by Bill Bragg. Bound in buckram. Blocked with a design by Bill Bragg. Set in Bembo with Victoria Titling display. 528 pages. Frontispiece and 15 colour illustrations. Book size: 10" 6". Herman Melville's status as one of the great figures of American literature is not simply founded on his novels. During the 1850s he produced outstanding shorter fiction now ranked among the greatest of 19th-century American literature. This collection brings together all twenty-two of Melville's shorter works, from tales like 'The Bell Tower' and 'The Lightning-Rod Man' to sketches such as 'The Happy Failure'. To introduce our edition, we have commissioned the American writer Jay Parini, author of The Passages of Herman Melville, a fictionalisation of the life of the author. He describes the 'blaze of energy' with which Melville poured out these 'works of superb artfulness'. Bill Bragg's illustrations echo the strangeness and power of Melville's imagination.

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