- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2017
- Print publication year: 2018
- Online ISBN: 9781316755204
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316755204
Herman Melville in Context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the multifaceted life and times of Herman Melville, a towering figure in nineteenth-century American and world literature. The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, teachers, students and general readers. Bringing together contributions covering a wide range of topics, the collection of essays covers the geographical, social, cultural and literary contexts of Melville's life and works, as well as its literary reception. Herman Melville in Context will enable readers to approach Melville's writings with fuller insight, and to read and understand them in a way that approximates the way they were read and understood in his time.
What follows is a highly selective list of suggestions for further reading about Herman Melville and the contexts examined in this collection. Each of the thirty-four sections pertains to a different chapter in this book. Many of the books and articles have been suggested for inclusion by multiple contributors; they have been placed in the section that seems most relevant. These suggestions for further reading are meant to supplement the notes at the end of each chapter.