Redburn

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Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2010
Product Number: EB00162513
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307757715
Publisher: Modern Library
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Description

Drawn from Melville's own adolescent experience aboard a merchant ship, Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence unlike anything else in Melville's fiction. In her Introduction, Elizabeth Hardwick writes, "Redburn is rich in masterful portraits-a gallery of wild colors, pretensions and falsehoods, fleeting associations of unexpected tenderness...? Redburn is not a document; it is a work of art by the unexpected genius of a sailor, Herman Melville." This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition of 1849. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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