Billy budd and other stories

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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories by Herman Melville

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 Melvilles chilling science fiction parable, The Bell-Tower.


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Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories

Look Inside. May 01, ISBN Aug 29, ISBN If Melville had never written Moby Dick , his place in world literature would be assured by his short tales. 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. Herman Melville was born in New York City in

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If Melville had never written Moby Dick , his place in world literature would be assured by his short tales. 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., We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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  1. Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick , Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction.

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