Israel Potter by Herman Melville
His Fifty Years of Exile (Penguin Classics)

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Israel Potter is a historical novel about a soldier in the American Revolution who fought at Bunker Hill, was captured by the British and imprisoned in England, escaped, served as a spy for the American cause, was a sailor under Captqain John Paul Jones, and, after war, impoverished and unable to return to his native New England, remained in London until near the end of his life. In addition to a complete reproduction of the second printing (1855) of the novel, an extensive editorial supplement is provided, which includes Professor Cohen's essay "Israel Potter: Background and Foreground" and line-by-line annotions to the novel's text.

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Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as Typee and Redburn, but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including Moby Dick and Billy Budd, as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Bell-Tower.
Published January 1, 1982 by Northwestern University Press. 401 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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