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Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile

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Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
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Publisher: G. Routledge
Number of pages: 202

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Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter's fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying 'Old Chairs to Mend', Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes...

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