A Warm Heart and a Cold Eye: The Legacy of Herman Melville | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • August 12, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


With a warm heart for human nature, a cold eye for the human condition, and prose that would awe a Biblical prophet, Herman Melville was too good for his time. Join us for an odyssey through The Rosenbach’s mighty Melville collection. We’ll chart our voyage toward the source of Melville’s greatness through early editions of his novels and handwritten letters. Then we’ll examine Melville’s legacy for modern times. All aboard as, in the words of Moby-Dick’s Ishmael, we “sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.”


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