Herman Melville in Context, edited by Kevin J. Hayes will be published by Cambridge University Press this coming October. From the Cambridge UP website:
The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, teachers, students and general readers. Bringing together contributions covering a wide range of topics, the collection of essays covers the geographical, social, cultural and literary contexts of Melville's life and works, as well as its literary reception.
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