Billy Budd and Other Tales

mass market paperback, 336 pages

English language

Published May 16, 1979 by Signet Classic (New American Library).

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Herman Melville's short stories, somewhat neglected during his lifetime, today are considered to be among the small masterpieces of American fiction.

Like his great novel Moby-Dick, Melville's stories are unique in narrative method, profound in theme, and full of delights at all levels. This collection includes not only Billy Budd (in a reading text based on the famous Harvard edition), but also all of The Piazza Tales, as well as "the Town-Ho's Story" from Moby-Dick. (back cover)

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