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In the year 1799, Captain Amasa Delano, of Duxbury, in Massachusetts, commanding a large sealer and general trader, lay at anchor with a valuable cargo, in the harbor of St. Maria—a small, desert, uninhabited island toward the southern extremity of the long coast of Chili. There he had touched for water.On the second day, not long after dawn,…
Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick (1851), one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PIERRE JUST EMERGING FROM HIS TEENS
LOVE, DELIGHT, AND ALARM
THE PRESENTIMENT AND THE VERIFICATION
MISGIVINGS AND PREPARATIVES
ISABEL, AND THE FIRST PART OF THE STORY OF ISABEL
INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN PIERRE'S TWO INTERVIEWS WITH ISABEL AT THE FARM-HOUSE
THE SECOND INTERVIEW, AND THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY OF ISABEL. THEIR IMMEDIATE IMPULSIVE EFFECT UPON PIERRE
MORE LIGHT, AND THE GLOOM OF THAT LIGHT. MORE GLOOM, AND THE LIGHT OF THAT GLOOM
THE UNPRECEDENTED FINAL RESOLUTION OF PIERRE
HE CROSSES THE RUBICON
ISABEL, MRS. GLENDINNING, THE PORTRAIT, AND LUCY
THEY DEPART THE MEADOWS
THE JOURNEY AND THE PAMPHLET
FIRST NIGHT OF THEIR ARRIVAL IN THE CITY
YOUNG AMERICA IN LITERATURE
PIERRE, AS A JUVENILE AUTHOR, RECONSIDERED
THE CHURCH OF THE APOSTLES
PIERRE IMMATURELY ATTEMPTS A MATURE BOOK. TIDINGS FROM THE MEADOWS. PLINLIMMON
THE FLOWER-CURTAIN LIFTED FROM BEFORE A TROPICAL AUTHOR; WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL FLESH-BRUSH PHILOSOPHY
A LETTER FOR PIERRE. ISABEL. ARRIVAL OF LUCY'S EASEL AND TRUNKS AT THE APOSTLES'
LUCY AT THE APOSTLES'
LUCY, ISABEL, AND PIERRE. PIERRE AT HIS BOOK. ENCELADUS
A WALK; A FOREIGN PORTRAIT; A SAIL. AND THE END