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The Resource Israel Potter

Israel Potter

Label
Israel Potter
Title
Israel Potter
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; introduction and notes by Robert S. Levine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The authoritative edition of Melville's only historical novel Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter's fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying "Old Chairs to Mend," Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. This edition of Israel Potter, which reproduces the definitive text, includes selections from Potter's autobiography, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter, the basis for Melville's novel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
Tells a fictionalized version of the life of Israel Potter, a veteran of the Battle of Bunker Hill, a prisoner of the British who escaped in England and became a secret agent and courier in France
Tone
Writing style
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272748
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1819-1891
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Herman Melville
Dewey number
813.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
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his fifty years of exile
Label
Israel Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003634
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101661987
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Israel Potter
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003634
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101661987
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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