Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales

Author(s): Robert (EDT) Herman; Milder Melville


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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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780199538911
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford Univ Pr
  • : April 2009
  • : 1.00000mm X 5.00000mm X 7.50000mm
  • : September 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert (EDT) Herman; Milder Melville
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.3
  • : bl2015024333
  • : 464