The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville audiobook

The Piazza Tales

By Herman Melville
Read by Mark Owen , Pete Cross , and Michael Lackey

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Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel Pierre, The Piazza Tales is Herman Melville’s 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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Summary

Summary

Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel Pierre, The Piazza Tales is Herman Melville’s 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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Editorial Reviews

“Michael Lackey…delivers ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’…a story about two men who are emotionally dead, in different ways…[and his narration] throbs with life despite the main characters.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Herman Melville

Author Bio: Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was born in New York City. Family hardships forced him to leave school for various occupations, including shipping as a cabin boy to Liverpool in 1839—a voyage that sparked his love for the sea. A shrewd social critic and philosopher in his fiction, he is considered an outstanding writer of the sea and a great stylist who mastered both realistic narrative and a rich, rhythmical prose. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumously published novella Billy Budd.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English