Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Bantam Classic by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

If Melville had by no means written Moby Dick, his position in international literature will be guaranteed through his brief stories. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his final paintings, is the masterpiece within which he grants the ultimate summation in his "quarrel with God." it's a tremendous examine of the tragic conflict among social authority and person freedom, human justice and summary strong.

Melville additionally explores this subject in "Bartelby the Scrivener," his recognized tale a few Wall highway legislations clerk who takes passive resistance to a comic—and eventually disastrous—extreme; and in "Benito Cereno," his astounding account of oppression and uprising on a nineteenth-century slave send.

Completing this selection of nice stories are the eerie "The Encantados," the gorgeous, romantic "The Piazza," and Melville's chilling technology fiction parable, "The Bell-Tower."

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