The Lightning-Rod Man

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100056458
Released: Jan 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593165376
Narrator/s: Patrick Lawlor
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Description

After spending the summer of 1853 in the Berkshire Mountains, where he supposedly had a real life encounter with a lightning-rod salesman, Melville published "The Lightning-Rod Man." At the end of this short story, the lightning-rod salesman is exposed for the fraud that he is. However, that will not keep his successors from fanning out to the Middle West, where lightning storms abound and farmers were gullible. On another level, the story can be interpreted as a confrontation between Good and Evil. Through description and diction, the narrator is understood as a follower of God, someone who believes in The Almighty watching over him. On the other hand, the lightning-rod man is seen as a negative character, someone who only has faith in the product he's peddling.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Mark Owen
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100108964
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974911837
eBook
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number EB00242616
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061921438

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