The Resource Piazza tales,, ed. by Egbert S. Oliver

Piazza tales,, ed. by Egbert S. Oliver

Label
Piazza tales,
Title
Piazza tales,
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Egbert S. Oliver
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: "Benito Cereno", an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
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DLC
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.P4 1948
Literary form
fiction
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1902-1989
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Oliver, Egbert S.
Series statement
His Complete works
Series volume
v. 9]
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  • Short stories
  • Short stories
  • Roman américain
Label
Piazza tales,, ed. by Egbert S. Oliver
Link
https://archive.org/details/piazzatales00melvgoog
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The piazza.--Bartleby.--Benito Cereno.--The lightning-rod man.--The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles.--The bell-tower
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Lccn
48009243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276056
Label
Piazza tales,, ed. by Egbert S. Oliver
Link
https://archive.org/details/piazzatales00melvgoog
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The piazza.--Bartleby.--Benito Cereno.--The lightning-rod man.--The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles.--The bell-tower
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Lccn
48009243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276056

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