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cover Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories ~

by Herman Melville

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Mass Market Paperback
Published by Bantam Books(Classic & Loveswept)
Publication date: April 1, 1991
Dimensions (in inches): 6.83 x 4.20 x .66
ISBN: 0553212745

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The publisher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.:
"If Melville had never written Moby Dick, his place in world literature would be assured by his short tales. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his last work, is the masterpiece in which he delivers the final summation in his "quarrel with God." It is a brilliant study of the tragic clash between social authority and individual freedom, human justice and abstract good. Melville also explores this theme in "Bartelby the Scrivener," his famous story about a Wall Street law clerk who takes passive resistance to a comic--and ultimately disastrous--extreme; and in "Benito Cereno," his dazzling account of oppression and rebellion on a nineteenth-century slave ship. Completing this collection of great tales are the eerie "The Encantados," the beautiful, romantic "The Piazza," and Melville's chilling science fiction parable, "The Bell-Tower.


Billy Budd ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1992
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Billy Budd ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1981
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Billy Budd and Other Tales (Signet Classic) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1988
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Billy Budd and Typee ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, O. B. Emerson / Paperback / Published 1968
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Billy Budd Sailor and Other Stories ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
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Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative Reading Text and Genetic Text) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1962
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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Everyman's Classic) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, A. Robert Lee (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1993
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Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1989
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Billy Budd/Cassettes ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Simon Jones / Audio Cassette / Published 1987
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cover Moby Dick

Reissue Edition
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Bantam Books(Classic & Loveswept)
Publication date: January 1991
Dimensions (in inches): 6.85 x 4.17 x 1.04
ISBN: 0553213113

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The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature, 03/31/95:
(in full Moby-Dick; or, The Whale) Novel by Herman Melville, published in London in October 1851 and published a month later in the United States. Moby-Dick is generally regarded as its author's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. The basic plot of Moby-Dick is simple. The narrator (who asks to be called "Ishmael") tells of the last voyage of the ship Pequod out of New Bedford, Mass. Captain Ahab is obsessed with the pursuit of the white whale Moby-Dick, which finally kills him. On that level, the work is an intense, superbly authentic narrative. Its theme and central figure, however, are reminiscent of Job in his search for justice and of Oedipus in his search for truth. The novel's richly symbolic language and tragic hero are indicative of Melville's deeper concerns: the equivocal defeats and triumphs of the human spirit and its fusion of creative and murderous urges. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title.

Synopsis:
When a wandering sailor looking to be hired onto a whaling ship finds himself on the Pequod, little does he know the dire fate that awaits him and his crewmates. For the ship's captain, Ahab, is going insane and swears vengence against the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick, that costs him his leg. --This text refers to the mass market edition of this title.

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Captain Ahab maniacally hunts the great White Whale across the seven oceans and through a sea of philosophical dilemma. 2 cassettes. --This text refers to the audio cassettes edition of this title.

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One man's confrontation with a whale also reflects the paradox of nature--at once beneficent and destructive. 2 cassettes. --This text refers to the cassette edition of this title.

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Melville's most ambitious and sumptuously written novel, Moby-Dick remains one of the greatest seafaring adventure stories of all time. With the famous opening line "Call me Ishmael," a young sailor begins his tale of Captain Ahab's obsessional search for the great white whale which long ago took his leg. Melville's work remains a paragon of thematic complexity and poetic beauty. 4 cassettes. --This text refers to the audio cassettes edition of this title.

The publisher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.:
"No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental Moby Dick. Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity. It is the greatest sea story ever told. Far ahead of its own time, Moby Dick was largely misunderstood and unappreciated by Melville's contemporaries. Today, however, it is indisputably a classic. As D.H. Lawrence wrote, Moby Dick "commands a stillness in the soul, an awe . . . [It is] one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world.

Midwest Book Review:
Excellent reading skills will be required by youngsters for a thorough enjoyment of this retelling of a classic; but Melville's story loses none of its punch through McCaughrean's retelling, and many an adult will find this a useful avenue of sharing their affection for Melville with their children. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title.

Customer Comments
georgep@ocean.com.au, 06/14/97, rating=9:
A suberb, atmospheric book of biblical proportions.
A suberb, atmospheric book of biblical proportions. It is a journey through Melvilles obsession, as well as Ahabs, and presents a robust and romantic metaphor on oligarchy and the power and influence that psychopaths in charge exert over their crew or army. Fury like Ahabs has an almost indominatable force. Men like this have lead many unwilling accomplices to their graves. If it was't a whale it would have been something else, a mountain, a country, possesion, endless wealth, the lust to usurp and dominate. I loved Melvilles rambling passages about whales.

Moby Dick ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1993
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Moby Dick ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
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Moby Dick ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1992
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Moby Dick ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1996
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Moby Dick ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Library Binding / Published 1982
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Moby Dick (Classics Illustrated Notes) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Louis Zansky (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1997
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Moby Dick (Illustrated Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Bernice Selden, Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1989
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Moby Dick (Oxford Illustrated Classics Series) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997
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Moby Dick (Ultimate Classics) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Herman Melville, Burt Reynolds (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1996
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Moby Dick : Or, the Whale (Writings of Herman Melville, Vol 6) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1988
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Moby Dick or the Whale ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1983
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Moby Dick or the Whale (Modern Library Series) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Herman Melville, Rockwell Kent (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1992
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Moby Dick or the White Whale ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
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Moby-Dick ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, William Hootkins (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1996
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Moby-Dick (World Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Tony Tanner (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1988
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Moby-Dick : An Authoritative Text ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1967
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Moby-Dick : New Edition (Everyman's Library) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1993
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Moby-Dick : Or the Whale Vol 1 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
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Moby-Dick or the White Whale (Everyman's Library Series, Vol. 40) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1991
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Moby-Dick Or, the Whale ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1982
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The Piazza Tales (Modern Library) ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1996
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Synopsis:
First published in 1856, five years after the appearance of Moby Dick, this book comprises six of Melville's finest short stories, including "Benito Cereno, " and exhilarating tale of mutiny and rescue on the high seas, and "Bartleby, the Scrivener, " a haunting story about alienation and loss.

Table of Contents
The Piazza
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Benito Cereno
The Lightning-Rod Man
The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles
The Bell-Tower
The Piazza Tales (The Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, et al / Paperback / Published 1996
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The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860 (Writings of Herman Melville, Vol 9) Vol 9 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1987
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White-Jacket : Or the World in a Man-Of-War (World's Classics) ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville, et al / Paperback / Published 1991
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The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature, 03/31/95:
Novel by Herman Melville, published in 1850. Based on the author's experiences in 1834-44 as an ordinary seaman aboard the U.S. frigate United States, the critically acclaimed novel won political support for its stand against the use of flogging as corporal punishment aboard naval vessels. It is not known if White-Jacket was directly responsible for the cessation of flogging; however, members of Congress received copies of the novel during the Congressional debate over the issue, and flogging in the U.S. Navy was abolished that year. Subtitled The World in a Man-of-War, the novel depicts life aboard a typical frigate, the Neversink, and describes the tyrannies to which ship's officers subject ordinary seamen and the appalling conditions under which the seamen live. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Bartleby and Benito Cereno (Dover Thrift Editions) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1991
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Bartleby the Scrivener ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1991
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Bartleby the Scrivener : A Story of Wall Street ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1997
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Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1995
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Catskill Eagle ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville, Thomas Locker (Illustrator) / School & Library Binding / Published 1991
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Clarel : A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 12) Vol 12 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Hayford Harrison, Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1991
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The Confidence Man (Literary Classics (Prometheus Books)) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1995
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The Confidence Man : His Masquerade (The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol 10) Vol 10 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1984
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The Confidence-Man : His Masquerade (Penguin Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1991
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The Confidence-Man : His Masquerade (World's Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1989
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The Confidence-Man : His Masquerade; An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Reviews, Criticism and an Annotated Bibliography (A Norton) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1971
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Great Short Works of Herman Melville ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1987
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Herman Melville : A Collection of Critical Essays (New Century Views) Vol 8 ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Myra Jehlen (Editor), Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1994
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Herman Melville Redburn His 1st Voyage : White-Jacket or the World in a Man of War : Moby Dick or the Whale ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville, G. Thomas Melerlle (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1983
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Herman Melville's Billy Budd and Typee (Barron's Book Notes) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, David Laskin / Paperback / Published 1984
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Israel Potter Vol 8 ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1983
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Israel Potter : His Fifty Years of Exile ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville, Hennig Cohen (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1991
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Israel Potter : His Fifty Years of Exile ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville, Hennig Cohen (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1994
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Mardi and a Voyage Thither (The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol 3) Vol 3 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Harrison Hayford, et al / Paperback / Published 1970
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Melville : Pierre, Israel Potter, the Piazza Talesthe Confidence-Man, Uncollected Prose, Billy Budd Erica Series/Novels and Tales, Vol 3 Vol 3 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1985
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Omoo : Adventures in the South Seas ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1986
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Pierre ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1995
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Pierre : Or the Ambiguities ~ Ships in 2-3 days

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Pierre or the Ambiguities : Or, the Ambiguities (The Writings of Herman Melville) Vol 7 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1972
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Pierre, Or, the Ambiguities (Penguin Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, William C. Spengemann (Introduction) / Paperback / Published 1996
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Redburn (Writings of Herman Melville, Vol 4) Vol 4 ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman, Melville / Paperback / Published 1972
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Redburn, His First Voyage : Being the Sailorboy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman in the Merchant Service ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1977
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Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1978
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Typee ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1964
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Typee (8 Cassettes) ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Audio Cassette / Published 1986
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Typee (Classics Illustrated) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Debra Doyle / Paperback / Published 1997
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Typee (World's Classics American Literature) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, Ruth Blair (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1996
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Typee : A Peep at Polynesian Life (Everyman's Library) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, A. Robert Lee (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1993
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Typee : A Peep at Polynesian Life (Penguin Classics) ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville, John Bryant (Introduction) / Paperback / Published 1996
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Typee Omoo Mardi ~ Ships in 2-3 days

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1982
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White-Jacket or the World in a Man-Of-War : Or, the World in a Man-Of-War (The Writings of Herman Melville) Vol 5 ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Paperback / Published 1970
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White-Jacket, or the World in a Man-Of-War (Classics of Naval Literature) ~ Ships in 1-2 weeks

Herman Melville / Hardcover / Published 1988
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