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Billy Budd, Sailor

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.

230 pages | Illus. | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1962

Reading Text and Genetic Text Edited from the Manuscript with Introduction and Notes.

Fiction

Literature and Literary Criticism: American and Canadian Literature

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
Growth of the Manuscript
Plates I-VIII
History of the Text
Perspectives for Criticism
Billy Budd, Sailor: The Reading Text
Billy Budd, Sailor
Notes and Commentary
Bibliography
Textual Notes

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