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Billy Budd, Sailor (Dover Thrift Editions)

Billy Budd, Sailor (Dover Thrift Editions) by Herman Melville 0486813630 9780486813639
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Cheerful, hardworking, and handsome, Billy is pressed into naval service aboard a British ship during the Napoleonic wars. The innocent and lovable young man quickly wins the hearts of all his comrades, save one: Claggart, the implacably bitter master-at-arms, who falsely accuses Billy of inciting mutiny. Rich in ambiguities, Herman Melvilles haunting parable of the clash between good and evil raises thought-provoking issues related to the conflict between the requirements of the law and the needs of humanity.
This is the definitive edition of Melvilles classic tale. Billy Budd, Sailor was discovered unfinished in the authors desk shortly after his 1891 death and remained unpublished until 1924. This text is the result of years of study and scrupulous research by Melville scholars. It offers students and other lovers of literature the best and most authentic version of the American storytellers final masterpiece.

Author: Herman Melville

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 80

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2017-03-17

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ISBN: 0486813630

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