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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
Melville, Herman Israel Potter
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Melville, Herman , Levine, Robert

Israel Potter

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Melville's eighth book was begun as a simple rewrite of an obscure little narrative entitled "Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter", in which Israel tells the story of his sad fall from Revolutionary hero to London peddler. Following its opening chapter Melville's novel retells that tale, with close adherence to the language and events of the Life, and then, shaking free of the original narrative, alternately moves between invented episodes and historical sources unrelated to the Life. "Israel Potter" is unique among Melville's books. It is the only one to be offered in the guise of literal biography, the tale presuming to offer an accurate life history of the man Israel Potter who did in fact fight at Bunker Hill. It is also Melville's only historical novel: it presents famous men of the American Revolution - Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones, Ethan Allen, and others - in situations that are a matter of historical record.

Taal / Language : English

Introduction by Robert S. Levine vii
Works Cited and Suggestions for Further Reading xxix
A Note on the Text xxxv
CHAPTER 1 The Birthplace of Israel 3
CHAPTER 2 The Youthful Adventures of Israel 8
CHAPTER 3 Israel Goes to the Wars; and Reaching Bunker Hill in Time to Be of Service There, Soon After Is Forced to Extend His Travels across the Sea into the Enemy`s Land 13
CHAPTER 4 Further Wanderings of the Refugee, with Some Account of a Good Knight of Brentford Who Befriended Him 24
CHAPTER 5 Israel in the Lion`s Den 32
CHAPTER 6 Israel Makes the Acquaintance of Certain Secret Friends of America, One of Them Being the Famous Author of the `Diversions of Purley.` These Dispatch Him on a Sly Errand across the Channel 3 6
CHAPTER 7 After a Curious Adventure upon the Pont Neuf, Israel Enters the Presence of the Renowned Sage, Dr. Franklin, Whom He Finds Right Learnedly and Multifariously Employed 41
CHAPTER 8 Which Has Something to Say about Dr. Franklin and the Latin Quarter 51
CHAPTER 9 Israel Is Initiated into the Mysteries of Lodging-houses in the Latin Quarter 55
CHAPTER 10 Another Adventurer Appears upon the Scene 62
CHAPTER 11 Paul Jones in a Reverie 68
CHAPTER 12 Recrossing the Channel, Israel Returns to the Squire`s Abode His Adventures There 71
CHAPTER 13 His Escape from the House, with Various Adventures Following 82
CHAPTER 14 In Which Israel Is Sailor under Two Flags, and in Three Ships, and All in One Night 96
CHAPTER 15 They Sail as Far as the Crag of Ailsa 106
CHAPTER 16 They Look in at Carrickfergus, and Descend on Whitehaven 111
CHAPTER 17 They Call at the Earl of Selkirk`s; and Afterwards Fight the Ship-of-war Drake 120
CHAPTER 18 The Expedition That Sailed from Groix 130
CHAPTER 19 They Fight the Serapis 136
CHAPTER 20 The Shuttle 149
CHAPTER 21 Samson among the Philistines 162
CHAPTER 22 Something Further of Ethan Allen; with Israel`s Flight Towards the Wilderness 170
CHAPTER 23 Israel in Egypt 175
CHAPTER 24 In the City of Dis 179
CHAPTER 25 Forty-five Years 183
CHAPTER 26 Requiescat in Pace 190
Appendix: Selections from The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter (1824) 193
Explanatory Notes 225
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Paperback / softback
247 pagina's
Januari 2008
202 gram
195 x 127 x 15 mm
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