The Herman Melville Collection

The Herman Melville Collection – Collection   $364

Fourteen issues of Lapham’s Quarterly featuring the work of Herman Melville.

After writing two successful adventure novels, Typee and Omoo, based on his experiences as a sailor, Herman Melville published the more allegorical Mardi in 1849; it did not sell well. The critics deemed the book incomprehensible, and he turned to reading Shakespeare with “eyes which are as tender as young sparrows.” In 1850 he became friends with Nathaniel Hawthorne, to whom he dedicated Moby Dick, published the following year. When Melville died at the age of seventy-two in 1891, one obituary noted that “even his own generation has long thought him dead.”

Memory
Rivalry & Feud
States of Mind
Flesh
Swindle & Fraud
Foreigners
The Sea
Animals
Intoxication
Lines of Work
Sports & Games
Travel
Crimes & Punishments
Book of Nature