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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Crowned and Blindsided: November-December 1851
2. "Mad Christmas": December 1851
3. The Kraken Version of Pierre: November-December 1851
4. Melville Crosses the Rubicon: January 1852
5. Richard Bentley: The Whale and Pierre, January-May 1852
6. Fool's Paradise and the Furies Unleashed: June-September 1852
7. The Isle of the Cross: September 1852-June 1853
8. The Magazinist: Idealist Turned Would-Be Stoic, July 1853-January 1854
9. The Shift Away from Herman and Arrowhead: January-March 1854
10. Tortoises and Israel Potter: 1854
11. "Benito Cereno": Early 1855
12. The Confidence Man's Masquerade: Melville as National Satirist, June 1855-January 1856
13. Foreclosing on Friendship: Confession and Shame, February-October 1856
14. Liverpool and the Levant: Late 1856- February 1857
15. Rome to Liverpool, and Home: February- April 1857
16. "Statues in Rome": May 1857-February 1858
17. "The South Seas": March 1858-Spring 1859
18. The Poet and the Last Lecture, "Travel": Summer 1859-Early 1860
19. An Epic Poet on the Meteor: May-October 1860
20. The Dream of Florence, a State Funeral, and War: November 1860-December 1861
21. A Humble Quest for an Aesthetic Credo: January-April 1862
22. Farewell to Arrowhead and the Overthrow of Jehu: April-December 1862
23. Displacements: January-June 1863
24. Wartime Second Honeymoon and Manhattan: Summer-Fall 1863
25. The War Poet's Scout toward Aldie: 1864
26. Two Years — of War and Dubious Peace: 1865-1866
27. Battle Pieces: Poet, Poems, Reviewers, 1866
28. The Deputy Inspector amid Domestic Maelstroms: 1867
29. A Snug Harbor for the Melvilles: Late 1867-1868
30. The Man Who Had Known Hawthorne: 1869
31. West Street, and "Jerusalem": 1870
32. The Last Mustering of the Clan, and "The Wilderness": 1871
33. Death, Death, and Flight to a Snug Harbor: 1872
34. A Family in Disarray, and "Mar Saba": 1873
35. The New Generation, and "Bethlehem": 1874-1875
36. Clarel: Melville's Centennial Epic, 1876
37. "Old Fogy" and Imaginary Companions: 1877-1879
38. The Shadow at the Feasts: 1880-1885
39. Fragments in a Writing Desk: 1886-1891
40. In and Out of the House of the Tragic Poet: 1886-1891
Genealogical Charts
Documentation
Index

Herman Melville
A Biography
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Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 1056 pages
Illustrations: 63 halftones
ISBN: 9780801881862