Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories by Herman Melville

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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories

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Publish Date
Publisher
Bantam Books
Language
English
Pages
278

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If Melville had never written Moby Dick, his place in world literature would be assured by his short tales. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his last work, is the masterpiece in which he delivers the final summation in his "quarrel with God." It is a brilliant study of the tragic clash between social authority and individual freedom, human justice and abstract good. Melville also explores this theme in "Bartelby the Scrivener," his famous story about a Wall Street law clerk who takes passive resistance to a comic—and ultimately disastrous—extreme; and in "Benito Cereno," his dazzling account of oppression and rebellion on a nineteenth-century slave ship. Completing this collection of great tales are the eerie "The Encantados," the beautiful, romantic "The Piazza," and Melville's chilling science fiction parable, "The Bell-Tower."
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Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
2006, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
1999 October, Tandem Library
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Cover of: Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories
1990 March, Bantam Books
Paperback in English - Reissue edition
Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
1984-01, Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English - Revised Classic Edition (13)
Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
1984 January, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Revised Classic Edition (18)
Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
1982 March, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam Classic Edition (2)

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New York, USA

Table of Contents

Billy Budd, sailor --
The Piazza --
Bartleby --
Benito Cereno --
The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles --
The Bell-tower.

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Series
Bantam Classics
Copyright Date
1962

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
278p.
Number of pages
278
Dimensions
6.8 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7820435M
Internet Archive
billybuddsailoro00herm
ISBN 10
0553212745
ISBN 13
9780553212747
Google
t_dvDwAAQBAJ
Library Thing
3469
Goodreads
250575

Work Description

Contains:

Billy Budd
The piazza
Bartleby
Benito Cereno
The Encantadas
The bell-tower

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In the time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable seaport would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-of-war's men or merchant sailors in holiday attire, ashore on liberty.
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