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I And My Chimney

Author : Herman Melville
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Long story.According to Wikipedia: "Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumous novella Billy Budd. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America."

I And My Chimney

Author : Herman Melville
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I and my chimney, two grey-headed old smokers, reside in the country.We are, I may say, old settlers here; particularly my old chimney, whichsettles more and more every day.Though I always say, I AND MY CHIMNEY, as Cardinal Wolsey used to say,"I AND MY KING," yet this egotistic way of speaking, wherein Itake precedence of my chimney, is hereby borne out by the facts; ineverything, except the above phrase, my chimney taking precedence of me.Within thirty feet of the turf-sided road, my chimney--a huge, corpulentold Harry VIII of a chimney--rises full in front of me and all mypossessions. Standing well up a hillside, my chimney, like Lord Rosse'smonster telescope, swung vertical to hit the meridian moon, is the firstobject to greet the approaching traveler's eye, nor is it the lastwhich the sun salutes. My chimney, too, is before me in receiving thefirst-fruits of the seasons. The snow is on its head ere on my hat; andevery spring, as in a hollow beech tree, the first swallows build theirnests in it.

I And My Chimney Webster S Japanese Thesaurus Edition

Author : Herman Melville
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Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Japanese thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of I and My Chimney by Herman Melville was edited for three audiences. The first includes Japanese-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Japanese speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Japanese in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Japanese Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Japanese or English. TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved. Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Japanese, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having thereader decipher a words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a d

I And My Chimney English Edition

Author : Herman Melville
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I and my chimney, two grey-headed old smokers, reside in the country. We are, I may say, old settlers here; particularly my old chimney, which settles more and more every day. Though I always say, I AND MY CHIMNEY, as Cardinal Wolsey used to say, "I AND MY KING," yet this egotistic way of speaking, wherein I take precedence of my chimney, is hereby borne out by the facts; in everything, except the above phrase, my chimney taking precedence of me. Within thirty feet of the turf-sided road, my chimney-a huge, corpulent old Harry VIII of a chimney-rises full in front of me and all my possessions. Standing well up a hillside, my chimney, like Lord Rosse's monster telescope, swung vertical to hit the meridian moon, is the first object to greet the approaching traveler's eye, nor is it the last which the sun salutes. My chimney, too, is before me in receiving the first-fruits of the seasons. The snow is on its head ere on my hat; and every spring, as in a hollow beech tree, the first swallows build their nests in it.

Herman Melville I And My Chimney

Author : Herman Melville
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Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1st, 1819, the third of eight children. At the age of 7 Melville contracted scarlet fever which was to permanently diminish his eyesight. At this time Melville was described as being "very backwards in speech and somewhat slow in comprehension." His father died when he was 12 leaving the family in very straitened times. Just 14 Melville took a job in a bank paying $150 a year that he obtained via his uncle, Peter Gansevoort, who was one of the directors of the New York State Bank. After a failed stint as a surveyor he signed on to go to sea and travelled across the Atlantic to Liverpool and then on further voyages to the Pacific on adventures which would soon become the architecture of his novels. Whilst travelling he joined a mutiny, was jailed, fell in love with a South Pacific beauty and became known as a figure of opposition to the coercion of native Hawaiians to the Christian religion. He drew from these experiences in his books Typee, Omoo, and White-Jacket. These were published as novels, the first initially in London in 1846. By 1851 his masterpiece, Moby Dick, was ready to be published. It is perhaps, and certainly at the time, one of the most ambitious novels ever written. However, it never sold out its initial print run of 3,000 and Melville's earnings on this masterpiece were a mere $556.37. In succeeding years his reputation waned and he found life increasingly difficult. His family was growing, now four children, and a stable income was essential. With his finances in a disappointing state Melville took the advice of friends that a change in career was called for. For many others public lecturing had proved very rewarding. From late 1857 to 1860, Melville embarked upon three lecture tours, where he spoke mainly on Roman statuary and sightseeing in Rome. In 1876 he was at last able to publish privately his 16,000 line epic poem Clarel. It was to no avail. The book had an initial printing of 350 copies, but sales failed miserably. On December 31st, 1885 Melville was at last able to retire. His wife had inherited several small legacies and provide them with a reasonable income. Herman Melville, novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist, died at his home on September 28rh 1891 from cardiovascular disease.

Bartleby The Scrivener Billy Bud And I And My Chimney

Author : Jim Manis, ed.; Herman Melville
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I And My Chimney Webster S French Thesaurus Edition

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Pursuing Melville 1940 1980

Author : Merton M. Sealts
ISBN : 0299088707
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pursuing Melville collects fourteen representative chapters and essays out of nearly fifty pieces written between 1940 and 1980 by this influential Melville scholar, drawing also on his extensive correspondence of those years concerning Melville and Melvilleans. The selections range from a previously unpublished graduate seminar paper of 1940 through later articles and books to an authoritative study of Melville and the Platonic tradition composed especially for this volume. Presented chronologically, these writings reflect not only the development of Professor Sealts's own thinking but also the direction taken by Melville scholarship generally over a period of forty years. The book conveys its author's evident love of his subject and the enthusiasm with which he has shared his findings, in his classroom and in his publications. A variety of readers can consult it with pleasure and profit--those making their first acquaintance with Melville and his works, more advanced students who are learning the methodology of literary study, and those scholars who deal professionally with American literature, American literary scholarship, and the cultural history of both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. As his Preface observes, Professor Sealts has been an explorer of five recurrent themes: Melville's reading, first in philosophy and then in general literature; his shorter fiction, from his magazine writing of the 1850s through Billy Budd, Sailor, the fruit of his last years; his three seasons of lecturing between 1857 and 1860; his relations with certain relatives, friends, and early biographers; and, along with all the rest, his distinctive temperament and personality, which are as enigmatic and alluring as the books he wrote.

Critical Companion To Herman Melville

Author : Carl Edmund Rollyson
ISBN : 9781438108476
Genre : Authors, American
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Examines the life and writings of Herman Melville including detailed synopses of his works in a variety of genres, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, social and historical influences, and more.

The Secret Of Chimneys

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780062006738
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What is The Secret of Chimneys? A young drifter finds out when a favor for a friend pulls him into the heart of a deadly conspiracy in this captivating classic from Agatha Christie. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger. As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret. . . .

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