The Piazza Tales

Herman Melville (Autor) Lançado em julho de 2018 Livro de Bolso em Inglês
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    • This volume, first published in 1856, collects three of Melville's most important pieces of prose fiction. In `Bartleby, the Scrivener', a Wall Street lawyer hires a melancholy young clerk called Bartleby, whose sudden and mysterious refusal to work plunges the firm into disarray. `Benito Cereno' is a historical account of a mutiny on a slave ship, which has been seen as a critique of slavery and contemporary attitudes towards race.
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    Resumo The Piazza Tales

    This volume, first published in 1856, includes three of the tales widely considered to be among Melville’s masterpieces. In ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’, a Wall Street lawyer hires a melancholy young clerk called Bartleby, whose sudden and mysterious refusal to work plunges the firm into disarray. ‘Benito Cereno’ is the account of a mutiny on a slave ship, based on the real-life journals of an American sea captain. ‘The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles’ is a series of sketches about the Galápagos Islands which was a huge success with the reading public and contains some of Melville’s most celebrated prose.Also included in this volume are ‘The Lightning-Rod Man’, ‘The Bell Tower’ and a story written especially for the collection, ‘The Piazza’. Taken together, these tales, in their masterful use of irony and concision, display the author of Moby Dick at his most uncompromising and compelling.

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    This volume, first published in 1856, collects three of Melville's most important pieces of prose fiction.

    In `Bartleby, the Scrivener', a Wall Street lawyer hires a melancholy young clerk called Bartleby, whose sudden and mysterious refusal to work plunges the firm into disarray. `Benito Cereno' is a historical account of a mutiny on a slave ship, which has been seen as a critique of slavery and contemporary attitudes towards race.
    `The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles' is a series of travel sketches about the Galapagos Islands which was a huge success with the reading public and contains some of Melville's most celebrated prose. Also included in this volume are `The Lightning-Rod Man', `The Bell Tower' and a story written especially for the collection, `The Piazza'. Taken together, these tales, in their masterful use of irony and concision, show the author of Moby Dick in a different light.

    Características detalhadasThe Piazza Tales

    • Autor Herman Melville
    • Editor Alma Books
    • Data de lançamento julho 2018
    • EAN 978-1847497222
    • ISBN 9781847497222
    • Dimensões 12,9 x 19,8 cm
    • Nº Páginas 224
    • Encadernação Paperback

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    • Formato ePub
    • Editor Alma Books
    • Data de lançamento novembro 2018
    • EAN 9780714549255
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