1851 MOBY DICK Inspiration 1ed Cheever Island World Pacific Whaling Melville

CHEEVER, Henry Theodore

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Henry Cheever was a 19th-century American author who is often considered one of the best writers of sea adventure literature – including ‘The Island World of the Pacific’.

 

While the contents of this book themselves are notable, the second chapter is without question the most important. In that section, Cheever describes the excitement of whale hunting. This chapter enticed author Herman Melville to write his famed book ‘Moby-Dick’. Melville transformed this chapter on natural history into his landmark novel, drawing “almost the entire substance of his note from Cheever’s chapter: the Cape Horn setting, the rough winds, the method of capturing…” (Bousquet)

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1851 MOBY DICK Inspiration 1ed Cheever Island World Pacific Whaling Melville

 

Henry Cheever was a 19th-century American author who is often considered one of the best writers of sea adventure literature – including ‘The Island World of the Pacific’.

 

While the contents of this book themselves are notable, the second chapter is without question the most important. In that section, Cheever describes the excitement of whale hunting. This chapter enticed author Herman Melville to write his famed book ‘Moby-Dick’. Melville transformed this chapter on natural history into his landmark novel, drawing “almost the entire substance of his note from Cheever’s chapter: the Cape Horn setting, the rough winds, the method of capturing…” (Bousquet)

 

Item number: #7127

Price: $350

 

CHEEVER, Henry Theodore

 

The Island World of the Pacific

 

New York : Harper & Bros., 1851. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xii], 406
  • References: Bousquet’s ‘Afterword’ in Cheever’s ‘Whale and his Captors’
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

CHEEVER, Henry Theodore

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete