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Billy Budd and Other Stories

Billy Budd and Other Stories

Author: Herman Melville
Series: Collins Classics
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Description
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Struck dead by an angel of God! Yet the angel must hang!' It is the end of the eighteenth century, and the navy recruits the eponymous hero - the 'Handsome Sailor' - to its fleet. Accused of mutinous behaviour, Billy Budd is forced to defend himself, but his fearful, silent response soon gives way to a terrible act of violence. The consequences are disastrous, and nothing can prevent the force of judgment and eventual justice upon him. Discovered among Melville's papers after his death and published posthumously in 1924, 'Billy Budd' is a powerful tale of guilt and innocence, crime and punishment, and the cost of adhering to duty. From the author of 'Moby Dick', Melville's allegorical tales are loaded with symbolism, and showcase his distinctive writing style and themes in shorter form.
Author description
Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist, short story writer and poet. His most notable work, Moby Dick, is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
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General Fields

  • : 9780007558193
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : William Collins
  • : August 2014
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 813.3
  • : 368
  • : Herman Melville