Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mardi in Poughkeepsie

Here's another Melville notice in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER. By Herman Melville. In two volumes. Harper & Brothers, publishers.

The author has published two narratives of voyages in the Pacific, which he says were received in many quarters with incredulity; he now writes a romance of Polynesian adventure, and publishes it as such, to see whether the fiction might not possibly be received for a verity. It matters little whether this work is received as fiction or reality, should it be read with as much interest as the writer's former productions have been. We commend it to our readers as a very valuable acquisition to libraries. For sale by John Grubb, in this village.  --Poughkeepsie Journal, April 21, 1849
Mardi Volume 1 at Google Books
Mardi Volume 2 at Google Books

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