• The Divine Magnet

  • Herman Melville's Letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-26-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spoken Word Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you don't know Melville's letters to Hawthorne, you don't know Melville. These letters are full of passion, humor, doubt, and spiritual yearning, and offer an intimate view of Melville's personality. Lyrical and effusive, they are literary works in themselves. This correspondence has been out of print for decades, and even when it was in print it appeared in scholarly volumes of Melville's complete correspondence, aimed at the academy. The Divine Magnet will provide the general literary public as well as the college classroom with a reliable and beautifully produced volume of Melville's letters to Hawthorne, along with supplemental material, highlighting the relationship between these luminaries of American letters.
©2016 Orison Books (P)2016 Talking Book
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5 out of 5 stars
By Debra Hartrum on 01-22-18

Incredible Correspondence captured!

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This literally seems like it was recorded at the time. Love the attention to detail and the period dialect. Well done to the narrator. Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Russ on 10-19-17

Divinely beautiful

Such an amazing piece of history. I was always a Moby Dick fan, but this makes me obsessed with Melville in general. Great!

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