Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative

Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative

by Herman Melville

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Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative by Herman Melville

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451517142
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1961
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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