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The Resource Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative), Herman Melville ; edited by Michael J. Everton

Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative), Herman Melville ; edited by Michael J. Everton

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Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative)
Title
Billy Budd, sailor
Title remainder
(an inside narrative)
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; edited by Michael J. Everton
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Language
eng
Summary
"'Is it the intention of law-makers that good men shall be hung ever?' asked Henry David Thoreau. The question has never been academic, but in 1924, when Herman Melville's Billy Budd was published, we understood it better than ever. A dense and poetic account of the human cost of realpolitik, Billy Budd asks how far we should go to protect the status quo. In the novella, John Claggart, master-at-arms of a British warship, alleges a sailor is talking mutiny. The sailor, Billy, isn't just innocent of the charge; he's a true innocent. Yet when confronted by his accuser, Billy reacts impulsively, striking Claggart. The resulting trial shows the horrors that can arise from a civilized society following its own laws. This Broadview Edition is based on the authoritative Hayford-Sealts copy-text of Billy Budd. The introduction distils the long and complex critical conversation about the work since its publication, and the historical appendices feature materials on mutiny, capital and corporal punishment, and the rule of law."--
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813/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.B5 2016
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview editions
Label
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative), Herman Melville ; edited by Michael J. Everton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781554812387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953887650
Label
Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative), Herman Melville ; edited by Michael J. Everton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781554812387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953887650

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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      UT, US
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