Melville's Mardi warmly received in Nashville; probably by editor William Wales, this review is from the Republican Banner and Nashville Whig (not The Tennessean)

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1 ".Maudi and a voyage thither." This is the title of the most delightful book of its kind we have ever read. Our readers will not ha surprised at this unqualified endorsement of it, when we tell those who have not seen it, or leard of it, that the author is Herman Mel--ville; the scenes are laid amongst the romantic islands of the Pacific, and that it is "Osioo" -sublimated, if we may use the expression. It is a kind of sea-romance a picture of all its wild wonders and , startling vicissitudes, end .this told ia an original style, and with .a vivid power which reminds one of the most thrilling passages of Carlyle, It is as if the last named author had suddenly; discarded his own field of labor and taken to the infinite sea, so quaintly are the marvels of the ocean painted so surprising and rich are the pictured contrasts thrown together with prodigal extravagance. We Gpnnsel all to procure it without delay whs 'wten to Tevel in the delights furnished by ''imagination, that never flags a power ot description that never wearies. It is a retreat from the cares of ordinary life a Robinson Crusoe stroll through a region identified in the minds of (every one from early childhood, with all that Is most fascinating in the romance of the far-off isles of the ocean. It can be procured at the Bookstore of Mr. W. T. Berry.

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 28 Apr 1849, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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  • — Melville's Mardi warmly received in Nashville; probably by editor William Wales, this review is from the Republican Banner and Nashville Whig (not The Tennessean)

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