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Billy Budd is Herman Melville's most read work after Moby-Dick. Melville wrote the novella during the 5 years before his death, and it was published posthumously in 1924. The essays collected here provide a multifaceted introduction to the work. Areas investigated include nineteenth-century political and social dynamics and the literary response they provoked, as well as the relevance of mythology and the histories of classical world and Judaeo-Christian civilization to Melville's book. Also examined are Melville's later writing, including the late poetry, the text's development, and its ambiguities. This collection will prove an invaluable resource for students of this major American writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521417785
ISBN-10: 0521417783
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald Yannella

Donald Yannella is the author of American Prose to 1820 (1979), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1982), The Perfect Prodigy Melville on the Birth of Malcolm (1986) and Herman Melville's Malcolm Letter (1992).

Books By Author Donald Yannella

New Essays on 'Billy Budd' by Donald Yannella

New Essays on 'Billy Budd'

Paperback, July 2002
$70.16