I And My Chimney

By: Herman Melville
Published By: Double9 Books
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"I and My Chimney" by Herman Melville is a satirical novella that offers a whimsical exploration of domestic life and societal norms. Set in a quaint New England home, the story is narrated by an eccentric homeowner who becomes embroiled in comical and philosophical musings surrounding his chimney. Melville's narrative is characterized by its playful tone and incisive wit, as the narrator delves into the significance of his chimney as a symbol of domesticity, comfort, and tradition. Through humorous anecdotes and sharp observations, Melville casts a satirical eye on the conventions of domestic life in 19th-century America, offering a critique of societal expectations and values. As the narrator navigates through encounters with family members and visitors, including his opinionated wife and a skeptical clergyman, the novella unfolds as a delightful and thought-provoking exploration of human nature and the meaning of home. "I and My Chimney" showcases Melville's versatility as a writer, blending elements of satire, humor, and social commentary to create a charming and insightful work of fiction that continues to resonate with readers today.

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an American Renaissance novelist, poet, and short story writer who lived from August 1, 1819, to September 28, 1891. His most well-known pieces are Typee (1846), a romanticized narrative of his experiences in Polynesia; Moby-Dick (1851); and Billy Budd, Sailor, a novella that was released after his death. Although Melville was no longer well-known to the general public at the time of his death, a Melville renaissance began in 1919, the year of his birth. In the end, Moby-Dick was regarded as one of the best American novels. The third child of a wealthy merchant who died in 1832, leaving the family in terrible financial shape, Melville was born in New York City. He sailed as a common sailor in 1839, first as a whaler Acushnet and subsequently as a merchant ship. However, he abandoned ship in the Marquesas Islands. His first work, Typee, and its follow-up, Omoo (1847), were travelogues inspired by his interactions with the island peoples. He was able to marry Elizabeth Shaw, the daughter of Boston lawyer Lemuel Shaw, because to their prosperity. His debut novel not drawn from personal experience, Mardi (1849), was not well received.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 32 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362209292
  • ISBN-13: 9789362209290
  • Item Weight: 48g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 2.31mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / General