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Author Beauregard, Mark, author.

Title The whale : a love story / Mark Beauregard.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
©2016

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Description 281 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end--his last three novels have been commercial failures and the critics have turned against him. 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. The Whale chronicles the fervent love affair that grows out of that serendipitous afternoon. Already in debt, Melville recklessly borrows money to purchase a local farm in order to remain near Hawthorne, his newfound muse. The two develop a deep connection marked by tensions and estrangements, and feelings both shared and suppressed. Melville dedicated Moby-Dick to Hawthorne, and Mark Beauregard's novel fills in the story behind that dedication with historical accuracy and exquisite emotional precision, reflecting his nuanced reading of the real letters and journals of Melville, Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others."-- Amazon.com.
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Fiction.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Fiction.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780399562334 (hardcover)
0399562338 (hardcover)

 
    
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