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In this spirited saga, a promising young soldier is wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, sets sail with John Paul Jones, and undertakes espionage at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Herman Melville drew upon the obscure memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran to create his only historical novel, combining Israel Potter's real-life reminiscences with fictional incidents tha In this spirited saga, a promising young soldier is wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, sets sail with John Paul Jones, and undertakes espionage at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Herman Melville drew upon the obscure memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran to create his only historical novel, combining Israel Potter's real-life reminiscences with fictional incidents that lead his hero into encounters with noteworthy figures of colonial America. Recounted with humor and zest, this adventure abounds in sea battles, prison escapes, and other episodes of derring-do.The Village Voice acclaimed Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile as Melville's most vigorous work: hilarious, tender, expressive, a fierce and rollicking chronicle . . . of brilliantly sustained comedy. This edition also includes Melville's source material, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter.

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In this spirited saga, a promising young soldier is wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, sets sail with John Paul Jones, and undertakes espionage at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Herman Melville drew upon the obscure memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran to create his only historical novel, combining Israel Potter's real-life reminiscences with fictional incidents tha In this spirited saga, a promising young soldier is wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, sets sail with John Paul Jones, and undertakes espionage at the behest of Benjamin Franklin. Herman Melville drew upon the obscure memoirs of a Revolutionary War veteran to create his only historical novel, combining Israel Potter's real-life reminiscences with fictional incidents that lead his hero into encounters with noteworthy figures of colonial America. Recounted with humor and zest, this adventure abounds in sea battles, prison escapes, and other episodes of derring-do.The Village Voice acclaimed Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile as Melville's most vigorous work: hilarious, tender, expressive, a fierce and rollicking chronicle . . . of brilliantly sustained comedy. This edition also includes Melville's source material, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter.
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Title Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile and Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter Height
Melville, Herman Width
ISBN-13 9780486799957 Binding PAPERBACK
ISBN-10 9780486799957 Spine Width
Publisher Dover Publications Inc. Pages 272
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