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978-0-226-32132-5 / 0226321320

Billy Budd, Sailor

by Melville, Herman

Publisher:U of Chicago Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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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