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Billy Budd and Other Tales (Signet Classics)

Author : Melville, Herman

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THE PIAZZA – BARTLEBY – BENITO CERENO – THE LIGHTNING-ROD MAN – THE ENCANTADAS – THE BELL TOWER – THE TOWN-HO’S STORY

The short stories of Herman Melville are considered today to be among the small masterpieces of American fiction. BILLY BUDD, Melville’s posthumously published novella, is a classic tale of innocence, evil, and murder that depicts the rivalry between a simple, handsome young sailor and a demonic superior. BARTLEBY is the subtly comic tale of an apathetic scrivener, and BENITO CERENO is the story of a Spanish sea captain caught up in a slave revolt on his ship. Included in this volume are THE PIZZA TALES as well as THE TOWN-HO’S STORY, a chapter from MOBY-DICK. By turns haunting and comic, and always compelling, these fine stories convey the diversity and grandeur of Melville’s talent as well as the depth of his themes.

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Format : Mass Market Paperback
Condition : Like New
Edition : Reissue
Publisher : Signet
Date Published : 2009
ISBN : 0451530810
ISBN13 : 9780451530813

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