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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories

Bantam Classic Edition (2)
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This edition was published in by Bantam Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

278 pages

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
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories
Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories
1990 March, Bantam Books
Paperback in English - Reissue edition
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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)
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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
1982 March, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Bantam Classic Edition (2)

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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories

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Work Description

Contains:

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

Excerpts

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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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories

Bantam Classic Edition (2)

This edition was published in by Bantam Books in New York, USA.


First Sentence

"I am a rather elderly man."

Edition Description

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."
(back cover)

Table of Contents

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

Edition Notes

ISBN on back cover is 0553210947.
ISBN on copyright page is 0553210084.

Copyright Date
1962

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
278

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7820270M
Internet Archive
billybuddsailoro00melv
ISBN 10
0553210947, 0553210084
ISBN 13
9780553210941, 9780553210088
OCLC/WorldCat
803009996
Goodreads
2918046
6622842

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