The Whale

The Whale

A Love Story

Large Print - 2016 | Center Point Large Print edition.
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"In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end. In despair, Melville takes his family for a vacation to his cousin's farm in the Berkshires, where he meets Nathaniel Hawthorne at a picnic--and his life turns upside down"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781683241287
Characteristics: 384 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 02, 2016

This work of historical fiction that intersplices Melville's actual letters to Hawthorne is not for the faint of heart--so intense and ultimately doomed, but it is not a book without all hope nor without moments of intense joy. But what can we expect from a book that tries to recapture the mind and context in which this great book was forged? An incredibly well-written book. Recommended, but I suggest having some dark chocolate available, or perhaps try reading it on a sunny day so it doesn't throw you into despair.


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