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Pierre of the Ambiguities
by Herman Melville:

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Initially dismissed as a dead failure and a bad book, and declined by Melville's British publisher, Pierre, or The Ambiguities has since struck critics as modern in its psychological probings and literary technique--fit, as Carl Van Vechten said in 1922, to be ranked with The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, and Ulysses. None of Melville's other secondary works has so regularly been acknowledged by its most thorough critics as a work of genuine grandeur, however flawed.

This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as the surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of the two issues and the two impressions of the single edition publishing in Melville's lifetime, it incorporates necessary emendations made by the series editors. This text of Pierre is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

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Pierre, Or the Ambiguities (the Writings of Herman Melville: the Northwestern-Newberry Edition, V. 7)Pierre, Or the Ambiguities (the Writings of Herman Melville: the Northwestern-Newberry Edition, V. 7) (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1972
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Price: $22.82
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: HARDCOVER G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.
Pierre, Or the AmbiguitiesPierre, Or the Ambiguities (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1971
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Price: $42.00
Seller: Common Crow Books, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Condition: Near Fine in Very good+ jacket
Notes: Hardcover with gilt and red stamped black cloth boards in dust jacket, 1971, octavo, 435pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with handsome boards and tight binding, text clean and unmarked, but showing foxing to edges of text block. DJ VG+ with mild edgewear, rubbing and toning.
 
 
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    Pierre, Or the Ambiguities (the Writings of Herman Melville: the Northwestern-Newberry Edition, V. 7) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1972-02-01
    Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    Condition: Like New
    Notes: Hardcover with DJ. THIS IS VOLUME 7 OF THE NORTHWESTERN-NEWBERRY EDITION. Dust jacket shows very minor shelving wear, otherwise an unblemished copy. Covers are black boards with gilt impression of Herman Melville's signature on front....red band on spine with gilt lettering. Presented with clear book jacket cover. APPEARS BARELY USED.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

    Redux Books
    Wyoming, MI, USA
    $42.87
    Pierre, Or the Ambiguities (the Writings of Herman Melville: the Northwestern-Newberry Edition, V. 7) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1972-02-01
    Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    Condition: New
    Notes: HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW, Perfect Shape, No Remainder Mark,

    Poverty Hill Books
    Mt. Prospect, IL, USA
    $46.95
    Pierre Or the Ambiguities (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1972
    Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    Description: Signed by Author(s)
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Hardcover in good condition. Signed by Hershel Parker, Assistant General Editor. Small stain on the bottom right hand corner of the pages. Stain only goes about a 1/4 of an inch into the pages, if that. It is mainly visible only from the bottom of the book. The page edges do have a little bit of light foxing as well. Other than that, the book is pretty nice. The binding is intact and tight and we did not find any markings in the book other than a name on the front end page. No dust jacket. Name on fro.

    Rob the Book Man
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    $51.96
    Pierre Or the Ambiguities Volume Seven Scholarly Edition (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2-1-72
    Publisher: NORTHWESTE
    Notes: Very good condition. Some minor shelf and browsing wear which does not interfere with appearance or readability. A quality book. We are an independent, brick and mortar store operating in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC since 1981. Shop small business! We appreciate each and every one of our customers and our books. Be well!

    Lost City Books
    Washington, DC, USA
    $37.00
    Pierre, Or the Ambiguities (the Writings of Herman Melville: the Northwestern-Newberry Edition, V. 7) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1972
    Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    Condition: Very good

    Bonita
    Newport Coast, CA, USA
    $84.19
 
 

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Overview

Initially dismissed as a dead failure and a bad book, and declined by Melville's British publisher, Pierre, or The Ambiguities has since struck critics as modern in its psychological probings and literary technique--fit, as Carl Van Vechten said in 1922, to be ranked with The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, and Ulysses. None of Melville's other secondary works has so regularly been acknowledged by its most thorough critics as a work of genuine grandeur, however flawed.

This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as the surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of the two issues and the two impressions of the single edition publishing in Melville's lifetime, it incorporates necessary emendations made by the series editors. This text of Pierre is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

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  • PID: 15982041273
  • ISBN-13: 9780810102668
  • Publisher: Evanston and Chicago / Northwestern Univ. Press and The Newberry Library
  • Seller: Westsider Rare & Used Books In
    Description: About Fine in a VG++ DJ.