The Divine Magnet

  • by Herman Melville
  • Narrated by Jim Meskimen
  • 1 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Must have for any Melville Fan

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I don't generally listen to books like this but what the hell! It was great. Transported back through time.

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If you love Melville, Historical letters or even just have a Moby Dick curiosity, this is a insanely fascinating book of Melville's letters to Hawthorne. Meskimen is one of my favorite narrators.
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- Adam Hartrum

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2017
  • Publisher: TalkingBook