Date

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

Carl F. Strauch

Abstract

In order to fill the vacuum created by the abandonment of' the sea tale as the staple of his fiction, Melville, in the short fiction of the fifties, exploited a new mise en scene about which a new set or symbolical associations accrued. The object of this new interest was that backbone of the Gothic romance, the building.

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