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The piazza tales, Herman Melville, (sound recording)

Label
The piazza tales
Title
The piazza tales
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1856, five years after the appearance of Moby Dick, The Piazza Tales comprises six of Herman Melville's finest short stories. Included are two sea tales that encompass the essence of Melville's art: 'Benito Cereno', an exhilarating account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave ship, which is a parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, and 'The Encantadas', ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which reveal nature to be both enchanting and horrifying. Two pieces explore themes of isolation and defeat found in Melville's great novels: 'Bartleby, the Scrivener', a prophetically modern story of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall Street, and 'The Bell-Tower', a Faustian tale about a Renaissance architect who brings about his own violent destruction. The other two works reveal Melville's mastery of very different writing styles: 'The Lightning-Rod Man', a satire showcasing his talent for Dickensian comedy, and 'The Piazza', the title story of the collection, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry
Cataloging source
NRML
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Form of composition
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Mark Owen, Pete Cross and Michael Lackey
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Owen, Mark
  • Cross, Pete
  • Lackey, Michael
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Manners and customs
Target audience
adult
Label
The piazza tales, Herman Melville, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063545566
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 4 hours, 9 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781974915651
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
sound, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1043351410
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The piazza tales, Herman Melville, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063545566
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 4 hours, 9 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781974915651
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
sound, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1043351410
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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