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The Herman Melville Collection : Biographies and Criticism

A Guide to the Herman Melville Collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Note

These lists include monographs only, though the Melville Collection has many copies of individual essays and journal articles dealing with Melville and his works. These articles can be found through a search of the library catalog.

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Selected Biographies

Arvin, Newton.  Herman Melville.  New York: W. Sloane, 1950.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .A7 1950

Bixby, William.  Rebel genius: the life of Herman Melville.  New York: David McKay Co., 1970.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .B5 1970

Delbanco, Andrew.  Melville: his world and work.  New York: Knopf, 2005.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .D44 2005

Heflin, Wilson.  Herman Melville’s whaling years.  Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .H38 2004

Mumford, Lewis.  Herman Melville.  New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1929.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .M8 1929

Parker, Hershel.  Herman Melville: a biography.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .P37 1996 vol.1-2

 

Selected Melville Criticism

Bryant, John. A Companion to Melville studies. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2386 .C66 1986

Higgins, Brian. Herman Melville: the contemporary reviews. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

    Call number: PS 2387 .H434 1995

Levine, Robert S. The Cambridge companion to Herman Melville. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2387 .C28 1998

Parker, Hershel. Melville: the making of the poet. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2387 .P28 2008

Sanborn, Geoffrey, ed. Melville and aesthetics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

    Call number: Melville Collection PS 2388 .A35 M45 2011

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