The Times of Melville and Whitman, by Van Wyck Brooks. Book Club edition, E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., The Haddon Craftsman, Inc., - Scranton, PA: 1947.
This hard cover book is in very good condition. The page edges are roughly cut and are slightly yellowing. The book is a green color with dark blue wording. The paper jacket is in fair condition showing shelf wear and small tears. Also included is a 7 page print-out from the book club about the book and author.
The Times of Melville and Whitman presents a period of roughly fifty years - those crucial years between 1840 and 1890 when America was overflowing into the West and developing into a mighty industrial empire - a period punctuated by the bloody explosion of the Civil War. (Taken from the paper jacket).