Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative Reading Text and Genetic Text)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:annotated edition
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
- Dimensions (in):5.9 x 0.5 x 9.1
- Publication Date:September 1, 2001
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Hayford and Sealts's text was the first accurate version of Melville's final novel. Based on a close analysis of the manuscript, thoroughly annotated, and packaged with a history of the text and perspectives for its criticism, this edition will remain the definitive version of a profoundly suggestive story.
"The texts are impeccably accurate. . . . The collection is accompanied by an unobtrusive but expert annotation. . . . Probably Melville's finest short work, the incomplete 'Billy Budd,' [is] a striking reworking of the crucifixion set in the English maritime service of the Revolutionary period."—John Sutherland, The Los Angeles Times
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