Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
- Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5 x 0.9
- Publication Date:November 15, 2001
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Billy Budd is among the greatest of Melville's works and, in its richness and ambiguity, among the most problematic. Outwardly a compelling narrative of events aboard a British man-of-war during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd, Sailor is a nautical recasting of the Fall, a parable of good and evil, a meditation on justice and political governance, and a searching portrait of three extraordinary men. In this edition are also eight shorter tales, reprinted from the most authoritative recent editions and are supplemented by a penetrating introduction and full notes.
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