Billy Budd Bartleby And Other Stories

Billy Budd Bartleby And Other Stories

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A new, definitive edition of Herman Melville’s virtuosic short stories—American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, and profound beauty Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd, Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville’s. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries. This Penguin Classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr., and the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Billy Budd And Other Stories

Billy Budd And Other Stories

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 681
File Size : 52,6 Mb
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Description : Brilliant short stories and a novella by the author of Moby-Dick "Billy Budd, Sailor," a classic confrontation between good and evil, is the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself from wrongful accusations. Other selections include "Bartleby," "The Piazza," "The Encantadas," "The Bell-Tower," "Benito Cereno," "The Paradise of Bachelors," and "The Tartarus of Maids." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Billy Budd And Other Tales

Billy Budd And Other Tales

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 84
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Description : Melville's symbolic short novel is presented together with "The Pizza Tales" and a chapter from "Moby Dick."


Billy Budd Sailor And Other Stories

Billy Budd Sailor And Other Stories

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Bantam Classics
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
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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."


Billy Budd Sailor

Billy Budd Sailor

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Melville House
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Total Read : 33
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Description : Herman Melville's final masterpiece, found unpublished on his desk at his death. Billy Budd, Sailor would emerge, after its publication in 1924, as one of Melville's best-loved books--and one of his most open, with its discussion of homosexualty. In it, Melville returns to the sea to tell the story of Billy, a cheerful, hard working, and handsome young sailor, conscripted to work against his will on another ship, where he soon finds himself persecuted by Claggart, the paranoid master-at-arms. As things escalate beyond the naive Billy's control, tragedy looms on the horizon like Melville's great white whale, and the story become Melville's final, sublime plunge into the classic tussle between civilization and chaos, between oppression and freedom, as well as the book in which he discusses homosexuality most openly. One of the major works of American literature.


Complete Shorter Fiction

Complete Shorter Fiction

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Everyman's Library
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 64
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Description : Gathers all of Melville's short stories and novellas, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Bartleby, the Scrivener," and "Benito Cereno"


Great Short Works Of Herman Melville

Great Short Works Of Herman Melville

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Harpercollins
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 9
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Description : A complete collection of Melville's short works of fiction that includes The Encantadas, Bartleby, the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd


Melville S Short Novels

Melville S Short Novels

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 52
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Description : This Norton Critical Edition presents three of Melville's most important short novels -- Bartleby, The Scrivener; Benito Cereno; and Billy Budd. The texts are accompanied by ample explanatory annotation. As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" offers selections from works that influenced Melville's writing of these three short novles, including, among others, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The Transcendentalist" and Amasa Delano's Narrative of Voyages and Travels. Johannes Dietrich Bergmann, H. Bruce Franklin, and Robert M. Cover provide overviews of Melville's probable sources. An unusually rich "Criticism" section includes twenty-eight wide-ranging pieces that often contradict one another and that are sure to promote classroom discussion. Book jacket.


The New Cambridge Companion To Herman Melville

The New Cambridge Companion To Herman Melville

Author by : Robert S. Levine
Language : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
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Description : This new collection offers timely, critical essays specially commissioned to provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career.


Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Author by : Harold Bloom
Language : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 14
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Description : Presents a selection of important older literary criticism of selected works by Herman Melville.