Herman Melville
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Herman Melville a study of his life and vision. by Lewis Mumford

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Published by Harcourt, Brace & World in New York .
Written in English


  • Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

SeriesA Harbinger book, H011, Harbinger book -- H011.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14169362M

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