Billy Budd, Sailor

Paperback | September 1, 2001

byHerman Melville

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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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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 acc...

Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226321320

ISBN - 13:9780226321325

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
Growth of the Manuscript
Plates I-VIII
History of the Text
Perspectives for Criticism
Billy Budd, Sailor: The Reading Text
Billy Budd, Sailor
Notes and Commentary
Bibliography
Textual Notes