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American Travellers in Liverpool$
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David Seed

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789622041

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789622041.001.0001

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Herman Melville: Redburn

Herman Melville: Redburn

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American Travellers in Liverpool
David Seed
Liverpool University Press

This chapter selects extracts from Herman Melville’s 1849 novel Redburn, which give uniquely detailed descriptions of Liverpool at mid-century. He particularly registered the poverty around the docks and the presence of beggars. The narrative constantly demonstrates the city’s development in contrast with an earlier guidebook and details the life ashore of visiting seamen.

Keywords:   Melville, Docks, Guidebook, Beggars, Slavery

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