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Author Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, author.

Title Billy Budd, Bartleby, and other stories / Herman Melville ; introduction and notes by Peter Coviello.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2016.

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 GDL Central Library Fiction    MELVILLE,HER    Available
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Description xxviii, 335 pages ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxviii).
Contents The piazza tales. The piazza ; Bartleby, the scrivener ; Benito Cereno ; The lightning-rod man ; The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles ; The bell-tower -- The paradise of bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids -- Billy Budd, sailor (an inside narrative).
Subject Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Sea stories, American.
Stuttering -- Fiction.
Mutiny -- England -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Author Coviello, Peter, editor.
Added Title Short stories
ISBN 9780143107606 (paperback)
0143107607 (paperback)

 
    
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