Pierre

or, The Ambiguities
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Product Number: Z100103659
Released: May 31, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504713535
Narrator/s: Robin Field
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Pierre Glendinning is the nineteen-year-old heir to the manor at Saddle Meadows in upstate New York. Engaged to the blonde Lucy Tartan in a match approved by his domineering mother, Pierre encounters the dark and mysterious Isabel Banford, who claims to be his half-sister, the illegitimate and orphaned child of his father and a European refugee. Driven by his magnetic attraction to Isabel, Pierre devises a remarkable scheme to preserve his father's name, spare his mother's grief, and give Isabel her proper share of the estate. First published in 1852, Pierre was condemned by critics of the time: "a dead failure," "this crazy rigmarole," and "a literary mare's nest." Latter-day critics, however, have recognized in the story of Melville's idealistic young hero a corrosive satire of the sentimental gothic novel and a revolutionary foray into modernist literary techniques.

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: May 31, 2016

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Robin Field
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD24448
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504713597
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00388606
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440673740

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