Subject Area: Melville, Herman

Concordance to Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener. A Story of Wall Street
2015 0-7734-4264-2
A valuable research tool in the continuing concordance set edited by the esteemed Dr. Wegener consisting of the Contextual Concordance and five appendices: "Capitalized Words and Phrases," "Hyphenated Words," "Deleted Words" with numeric contexts (257-A to 257-E), "Italicized Words," and "Numbers and Special Characters" with a Variant Reading List including Discussions of Adopted Readings, List of Emendations, Report of Line-End Hyphenation, and a List of Substantive Variants.

Concordance to Herman Melville's Benito Cereno
2008 0-7735-5444-6
This valuable research tool allows readers to better understand the richness of Melville’s work and explores the influence of Asian religion and mythology on his writing.

Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Vol. I
1997 0-7734-8438-8
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume II
1997 0-7734-8444-2
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume III
1997 0-7734-8446-9
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

Concordance to Herman Melville's Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Volume IV
1997 0-7734-8448-5
These volumes consist of the contextual concordance and five appendices: 'Capitalized Words and Phrases,' 'Hyphenated Words,' 'Deleted Words,' 'Possible Simile: as, like, so, than,' and 'Italicized Words,' with a Part-Canto-Line-Page Index, a List of Emendations, a list of Melville's annotated corrections to Clarel, the Forty-Five Satellite Poems of Clarel, and a Part-Canto reference for Character Presence (as Speaker or Spoken of). Since the Northwestern-Newberry edition reproduces the first edition published by Putnam in 1876 (the only authorative text of Clarel) and since Melville used the Putnam edition for his annotated corrections to the text, this was selected as the copy-text for this concordance.

Dramatization of Three Melville Novels with an Introduction on Interpretation by Dramatization
1992 0-7734-9443-X
Adaptation of three of Herman Melville's greatest works: Benito Cereno as a libretto for a three-act opera; Billy Budd, Sailor, and Moby Dick as plays.

Essays on Fiction - Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, and Faulkner
1999 0-7734-8143-5
These essays deal with the compositional and literary scope of the authors, resulting from the author's personal interest in and teaching.

Herman Melville's Billy Budd and the Cybernetic Imagination
1995 0-7734-9025-6
This study takes on the interpretation of Billy Budd from a fresh perspective, one lying outside the customary spheres of literature and politics. It examines it in light of the scientific revolution marking both the setting of the story (the late 18th century) and Melville's own age a century later. The author argues that this revolution, made manifest not only in the ever-greater hegemony of the machine but in the written expression of the times (the utopian novel, science fiction), provided a backdrop for Melville to address not so much the plight of an innocent seaman or the relevance of Christianity, as the infiltration of science into the province of art and, by extension, the writing of fiction "calculated to ... egregiously deceive." This perspective can best resolve all the seeming ambiguities of the narrative, as we read beneath the surface to discover who (or what) Melville's Handsome Sailor really is: an ingenious token of aesthetic deception meant to gull all who witness amid a "willful suspension of disbelief."

How Slave Narratives Influenced American Literature. A Source for Herman Melville’s Billy Budd
2009 0-7734-4826-8
This study investigates how Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville depict patterns of human resistance to domination in institutions like slavery and in practices like impressment.

Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville
1998 0-7734-8240-7
This study analyzes an innovative rhetorical strategy employed in certain of the most challenging and frequently misunderstood stories of the American Renaissance, including ‘Young Goodman Brown,’ ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue,’ and ‘Benito Cereno.’ In these stories, the reader is rhetorically beguiled into sharing the point of view of a character who is self-deluded and implicated in crime, yet whose true nature is never explicitly revealed, except through the works’ latent symbolic structure. Although the study draws on the insights of previous scholarship, it seeks to offer original readings of these stories, identifying them as a significant sub-genre of the modern short story.

Semiotic and Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Herman Melville's Fiction
1991 0-7734-9957-1


Symbolism in Herman Melville's Moby Dick From the Satanic to the Divine
1998 0-7734-8293-8
Discusses various theories of the White Whale, presenting symbolic meaning and interpretation. Suitable for text use.

Two Intertwined Narratives in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd. A Study of the Author’s Literary Theory
2010 0-7734-3707-X
This work takes a new and decisive look at Herman Melville’s final work of prose fiction, Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative). While exploring the novel’s textual, scholarly and critical history, Garner argues that Melville created two Billy Budds and that they exist as co-extensive narratives—one superimposed on the other, both tales occupying the same textual space, using the same words. These narratives operate in a shell-kernel relationship with the outside narrative providing cover for the nestled inside narrative.