Bloom states that Shakespeare and his elliptical mode deeply affected the writing of Herman Melville. Study Melville's work, including "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street," "The Encantadas," "Benito Cereno," and Billy Budd, Sailor.
This title also features a biography of Herman Melville, a user guide, a detailed thematic analysis of each short story, a list of characters in each story, a complete bibliography of Melville’s works, an index of themes and ideas, and editor’s notes and introduction by Harold Bloom.
This series, Bloom’s Major Short Story Writers, is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time. The world’s most prominent writers of short stories are covered in one series with expert analysis by Bloom and other critics. These titles contain a wealth of information on the writers and short stories that are most commonly read in high schools, colleges, and universities.