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    DescriptionStung by the difficult reception of Moby Dick, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor" is a classic confrontation between good and evil, and the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation. The other stories also illuminate the way fictions are created and shared by society.


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    Title
    Billy Budd and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herman Melville, Introduction by Frederick Busch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140390537
    ISBN 10: 0140390537
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 813.3
    BISAC V2.8: FIC501000
    DC22: 813/.4
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    LC classification: PS2382 .B8 1986
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS2382.B8
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 August 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) worked as a bank clerk, cabin boy and schoolteacher before embarking on the whalter Acushnet in 1841. Deserting the ship the following year, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, eventually returning to the United States. Books based on his adventures were immediate successful, but his masterpiece Moby Dick was considered too complex. Frederick Busch is the author of many works of fiction. He teaches literature and fiction writing at Colgate University, USA.