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The Piazza Tales is a collection of six short stories by American writer Herman Melville, published by Dix & Edwards in the United States in May and in. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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Israel Potter Melville. Back cover copy In this new reprint of the six stories that comprised the edition of The Piazza Tales, the editors of the acclaimed Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville have used the original magazine versions for five of the six stories in order to present the most accurate texts of these works. Here, in such famous stories as "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles", we find Melville's imagination and style at its best. About Herman Melville Herman Melville August 1, - September 28, was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.
He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller , and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mids and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in , he was almost completely forgotten.
It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
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Herman Melville. Publisher: Modern Library , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title First published in , five years after the appearance of Moby Dick, The Piazza Tales comprises six of Herman Melville's finest short stories. From the Back Cover : "Melville's lyricism, which reminds us of Shakespeare's, makes use of the four elements.
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