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Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Book DescriptionIf Melville had never written "Moby Dick," his place in literature would have been assured by his short fiction. "Billy Budd, Sailor" is his last work and his masterpiece -- a brilliant study of the tragic clash between social authority and individual freedom, human justice and abstract good. In "Bartleby the Scivener," a Wall Street law clerk takes passive resistance to a comic -- and tragic -- extreme. Completing the beautiful collection are: "Benito Cerino, " "The Encantatas, " "The Plaza, " and finally, Melville s chilling science fiction parable, "The Bell Tower."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226321325
(230mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1962
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Herman Melville
Billy Budd, Sailor, Paperback (March 2017)
An innocent young man is falsely accused of inciting mutiny in this haunting tale. Melville's final novel offers a profoundly moving examination of the balance between authority and individual rights.
Pierre, Paperback (January 2017)
Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Herman Melville's own life.
Moby Dick, Paperback (January 2017)View all books by Herman Melville
Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series of popular classics, this edition is thoroughly edited and extensively annotated, features an insightful foreword by Jay Parini and includes pictures and a comprehensive section on Melville's life and works.
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