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Billy Budd, Sailor (1924)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0226321320, Paperback)
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
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Herman Melville's classic novel "Billy Budd, Sailor," with introduction, chronology of the author's life, timeline of events, critical analysis, explanatory and textual notes, and discussion questions.
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