Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

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by Herman Melville
     
 

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This harrowing account of a slave revolt is one of Melville's finest tales. When a New England sea captain goes to aid a mysterious ship, it slowly unfolds, in almost surreal clarity, that it is a slave ship whose cargo has revolted, its captain is a prisoner and most of the crew has been murdered.

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This harrowing account of a slave revolt is one of Melville's finest tales. When a New England sea captain goes to aid a mysterious ship, it slowly unfolds, in almost surreal clarity, that it is a slave ship whose cargo has revolted, its captain is a prisoner and most of the crew has been murdered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625390943
Publisher:
Waxkeep Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
365,614
File size:
663 KB

Meet the Author

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American writer and the author of Moby Dick, Bartleby the Scrivener, and Billy Budd. Although he experienced some success with his first three novels, Melville quickly faded from literary fame. His other work did not gain popularity again until the early 20th century, when Moby Dick was hailed as a literary masterpiece and paved the way for the critical celebration of his other works.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 1, 1819
Date of Death:
September 28, 1891
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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Benito Cereno 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Paper-preferred More than 1 year ago
Drags on at some points. Interesting true story
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