From the Publisher
Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope,
is dedicated to bringing near what is far—far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English–speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach or new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of exceptional books.
From the Author
'it is now widely recognised that we have here some of the most stirring and evocative prose that Melville ever wrote'. - From the Foreword by Margaret Drabble