The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville Paperback Book


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Author: Herman Melville

Format: Unabridged-MP3

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: Jun 2018

Genre: Fiction - Short Stories (single Author)

Ages: 18 - UP

Discs: 1


Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel 'Pierre', The Piazza Tales is his accessible and entertaining collection of short stories concerning love, labor and loss. The collection includes the author's three most important achievements in the genre of short fiction, Bartleby, the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and The Encantadas, his sketches of the Galapagos Islands. Melville had originally intended to entitle the volume Benito Cereno and Other Sketches, but settled on the definitive title after he had written the introductory story, which concerns the coincidental meeting of mutual long-distance admirers separated by a valley in the mountains.

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