Billy Budd and other tales
By: Melville, Herman.
Contributor(s): Markels, Julian | Oates, Joyce Carol.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : Penguin books, ©2009Description: xiii, 369p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780451530813.Other title: Billy Budd.Subject(s): Adventure stories, American | Sea stories, American | Executions and executioners -- Fiction | Ship captains -- Fiction | Impressment -- Fiction | Sailors -- Fiction | Short storiesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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"This edition of Billy Budd is based on a text edited by Frederic Barron Freeman and corrected by Elizabeth Treeman".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-369).
Billy Budd -- Piazza -- Bartleby -- Benito Cereno -- Lightning-rod man -- Encantadas, or, Enchanted Isles -- Bell-tower -- Town-ho's story from Moby Dick.
Featured in this volume are "Billy Budd", Melville's posthumously published novella, the story of the rivalry between a handsome sailor and his demonic captain; the tale of the apathetic "Bartleby, the Scrivener; " the riveting "Benito Cereno", the story of a slave ship mutiny written at the time of the Amistad case and "The Town-Ho's Story", a chapter from Melville's masterpiece, "Moby Dick".