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eBook Billy Budd ePub

by Herman Melville

eBook Billy Budd ePub
Author: Herman Melville
Language: German
ISBN: 3150077079
ISBN13: 978-3150077078
Publisher: Reclam Philipp Jun.
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 502
Formats: rtf txt lrf lit
ePub file: 1386 kb
Fb2 file: 1900 kb

Other versions were later published.

Other versions were later published. Melville had begun writing the original work in November 1888, but left it unfinished at his death in 1891. Acclaimed by British critics as a masterpiece when published in London, it quickly took its place as a classic literary work in the United States.

A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924. Publisher: Library of America (April 1, 1985).

BILLY BUDD, a classic tale by America's Herman Melville, was written 40 years after his burst of creative energy.

Billy budd, sailor and other stories. HERMAN MELVILLE was born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant

Billy budd, sailor and other stories. HERMAN MELVILLE was born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who .

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as Typee and Redburn, but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including Moby Dick and Billy Budd, as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Bell-Tower.

Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant. Typee, his first book, was followed by a sequel, Omoo (1847).

Written in allusive and beautiful prose, many-layered, resonant with ideas and meanings, Billy Budd has inspired drama, films and opera and continues to elude interpretation.

Author: Herman Melville. Written in allusive and beautiful prose, many-layered, resonant with ideas and meanings, Billy Budd has inspired drama, films and opera and continues to elude interpretation. The main theme of the novel, however, is generally considered to be the vulnerability of innocence in a fallen world. Billy, a victim of one man’s unnatural hatred, is the embodiment of goodness destroyed by evil, but as the criminal pays the penalty of his crime, a greater justice comes into play. The original source for this text has not been identified.

Herman Melville Billy Budd CHAPTER 1 IN THE time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-of-war's men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty

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