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Billy Budd, Sailor (Phoenix Books)

Billy Budd, Sailor (Phoenix Books)
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN 13: 9780226321325
ISBN 10: 226321320
Edition: annotated edition
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
List Price: $14.00

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