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The Resource Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden

Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden

Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick
Title
Melville in love
Title remainder
the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shelden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Melville in Love Pulitzer Prize-finalist Michael Shelden sheds light on this literary mystery to tell a story of Melville<U+0019>s passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville<U+0019>s own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the iron e of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the hugely brilliant, utterly subversive Moby-Dick."--Jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelden, Michael
Dewey number
813/.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2386
LC item number
.S495 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Morewood, Sarah Huyler
  • Novelists, American
  • Melville, Herman
Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922910332
Dimensions
  • 24 cm
  • 24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
  • 271 pages
  • 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062418982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • illustrations, map
  • illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)922910332
Label
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick, Michael Shelden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922910332
Dimensions
  • 24 cm
  • 24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
  • 271 pages
  • 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062418982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • illustrations, map
  • illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)922910332

Library Locations

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