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Billy Budd, Sailor (Enriched Classics)

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Billy Budd, Sailor has been called the best short novel ever written. In his brilliantly condensed narrative prose, Herman Melville fashions a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man's intransigence.

Since its posthumous publication in 1924, Billy Budd has become one of the acknowledged masterpieces of American literature.

Synopsis:

BILLY BUDD has been called the best short novel ever written. In his brilliantly condensed narrative prose, Herman Melville fashions a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man's intransigence.

Since its posthumous publication in 1924, BILLY BUDD has become one of the acknowledged masterpieces of American literature.

Washington Square Press Enriched Classics presents the world's greatest literature in timeless editions designed for modern readers. Special features include a lively introduction with essential biographical and historical background, several critical perspectives, from traditional to contemporary, and a unique visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs that help bring every word to life.

About the Author

Herman Melville was born in 1819 in New York City. After his father's death he left school for a series of clerical jobs before going to sea as a young man of nineteen. At twenty-one he shipped aboard the whaler Acushnet and began a series of adventures in the South Seas that would last for three years and form the basis for his first two novels, Typee and Omoo. Although these two novels sold well and gained for Melville a measure of fame, nineteenth-century readers were puzzled by the experiments with form that he began with his third novel, Mardi, and continued brilliantly in his masterpiece, Moby-Dick. During his later years spent working as a customs inspector on the New York docks, Melville published only poems, compiled in a collection entitled Battle-Pieces, and died in 1891 with Billy Budd, Sailor, now considered a classic, still unpublished.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671028336
Adapted:
Patell, Cyrus R.
Author:
Patell, Cyrus R.
Author:
Melville, Herman
Adapted:
Patell, Cyrus R.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Executions and executioners
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Ameracan factacn (factacnal wcrks by cne auth
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Enriched classics series
Series Volume:
105-443
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 3.255 oz

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"Synopsis" by , BILLY BUDD has been called the best short novel ever written. In his brilliantly condensed narrative prose, Herman Melville fashions a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man's intransigence.

Since its posthumous publication in 1924, BILLY BUDD has become one of the acknowledged masterpieces of American literature.

Washington Square Press Enriched Classics presents the world's greatest literature in timeless editions designed for modern readers. Special features include a lively introduction with essential biographical and historical background, several critical perspectives, from traditional to contemporary, and a unique visual essay composed of authentic period illustrations and photographs that help bring every word to life.

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