Melville's Short Novels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Melville's Short Novels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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by Herman Melville
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393976416

ISBN-13: 9780393976410

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Collected in this volume are Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd—presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.
Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers.
As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects

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Collected in this volume are Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd—presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.
Each text has been carefully edited and annotated for student readers.
As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
"Criticism" includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt.
A Selected Bibliography is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393976410
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Texts of Melville's Short Novels
Bartleby, The Scrivener3
Benito Cereno34
Billy Budd, Sailor103
Contexts
Bartleby, the Scrivener173
"Bartleby" and "The Lawyer's Story"173
Bartleby: The Ascetic's Advent176
The Transcendentalist185
Benito Cereno199
A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, Chapter XVIII199
[On Cannibals]229
Billy Budd231
[Hawthorne and Melville in Liverpool]231
From Justice Accused232
Criticism
Bartleby, The Scrivener239
Melville's Parable of the Walls239
From Bartleby in Manhattan257
The Reliable Narrator266
Benito Cereno287
On Benito Cereno: Opposing Views287
Epigraph to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man288
[Captain Delano]288
[Melville]290
[The Yankee Captain]294
Whose Foot on Whose Throat? A Re-Examination of Melville's Benito Cereno296
The Topicality of Depravity in "Benito Cereno"303
Benito Cereno316
[Mutiny and Slave Revolt]317
"Benito Cereno": Babo as Leader329
Billy Budd341
From The Plot of Billy Budd and the Politics of Interpreting It341
[On the Movie Billy Budd]342
Once Again, "Billy Budd" Is Standing Trial343
[Melville and Revolution]344
From Billy Budd and Melville's Philosophy of War356
[Homosexuality in Billy Budd]359
[Is Vere a Hero?]361
[Father and Son in Billy Budd]365
[On Billy Budd]369
[Melville's Lyricism]370
An Inside Narrative371
The Bible in Billy Budd375
[Compassion and Goodness]396
Billy Budd398
[Departure]401
Selected Bibliography407

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