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Billy Budd and Other Stories - Frederick Busch, Herman Melville
Billy Budd and Other Stories
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Stung by the difficult reception of Moby Dick, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor" is a classic confrontation between good and evil, and the story of an... show more
Stung by the difficult reception of Moby Dick, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor" is a classic confrontation between good and evil, and the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation. The other stories also illuminate the way fictions are created and shared by society.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140390537 (0140390537)
ASIN: 140390537
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Billy Budd and Other Stories
Introduction--Bartleby--The Piazza--The Encantadas--The Bell-Tower--Benito Cereno--The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids--Billy Budd, Sailor
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Billy Budd and Other Stories
This is a collection of short stories and novellas. The two stand out pieces are the Benito Cereno and Bartleby the Scrivener. It is all pretty interesting and worth reading though. I find Melville just about the most difficult writer that there is and I don't really think that I understand him a...
lonesomepoint
lonesomepoint rated it
This is a review only of Billy Budd, not this entire collection of stories.I just read Billy Budd for the first time since college. Budd, the protagonist of this novella, is a symbol of innocence, and makes a better symbol than a character. His retains his innocence and simplicity (he is also illite...
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0.0 Billy Budd and Other Tales (Classic)
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