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Billy Budd and other tales

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The short stories of Herman Melville are considered today to be among the small masterpieces of American fiction. BILLY BUDD, Melville's posthumously published novella, is a classic tale of innocence, evil, and murder that depicts the rivalry between a simple, handsome young sailor and a demonic superior. BARTLEBY is the subtly comic tale of an apathetic scrivener, and BENITO CERENO is the story of a Spanish sea captain caught up in a slave revolt on his ship. Included in this volume are THE PIZZA TALES as well as THE TOWN-HO'S STORY, a chapter from MOBY-DICK. By turns haunting and comic, and always compelling, these fine stories convey the diversity and grandeur of Melville's talent as well as the depth of his themes.
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author Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
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subject_facet Adventure stories, American, Executions and executioners -- Fiction, Impressment -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction, Sea stories, American, Ship captains -- Fiction, Short stories
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title_full Billy Budd and other tales [classic] / Herman Melville ; with a new introduction by Julian Markels and an afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
title_short Billy Budd and other tales
topic_facet Adventure stories, American, Executions and executioners, Impressment, Sailors, Sea stories, American, Ship captains, Short stories