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by Herman Melville


Both these late works are animated with the dark genius of the greatest of American writers.

The Confidence-Man and Billy Budd Sailor (The Penguin English Library) (Paperback). Billy Budd, Sailor, published after Melville's death in 1891, is a gripping allegory of good and evil, as an innocent man, pressed into service on a British man-of-war, is falsely accused of mutiny. Tell us if something is incorrect. Both these late works are animated with the dark genius of the greatest of American writers. The Penguin English Library. Penguin UK. Book Format.

Melville stopped writing fiction and the rest of his long life was spent first as a lecturer and then, for nineteen years, as a customs official in New York City

Melville stopped writing fiction and the rest of his long life was spent first as a lecturer and then, for nineteen years, as a customs official in New York City. He was also the author of the immensely long poem Clarel, which was similarly dismissed. At the end of his life he wrote Billy Budd, Sailor which was published posthumously in 1924.

Life is a pic-nic en costume; one must take a part, assume a character, stand ready in a sensible way to play the fool'. In The Confidence-Man, Melville's unnerving and hallucinatory satire on the American dream, a slippery trickster and master of disguise comes to swindle his fellow passengers - who themselves may also be con-men - aboard a Mississippi steamboat.

Material type: BookSeries: Penguin English Library. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2012Description: vii, 436 p. ; 20 c. SBN: 9780141199306 (pb. ; 014119930X (pb. Subject(s): Swindlers and swindling - Fiction Seafaring life - History - 18th century - Fiction Mississippi River - Fiction June2016DDC classification: 81.

Other versions were later published. Melville had begun writing the original work in November 1888, but left it unfinished at his death in 1891. Acclaimed by British critics as a masterpiece when published in London, it quickly took its place as a classic literary work in the United States.

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Billy Budd, Sailor, published after Melville's death in 1891, is a gripping allegory of good and evil, as an innocent man, pressed In the Confidence-Man, Melville's unnerving and hallucinatory satire on the American dream, a slippery trickster and master of disguise.

Billy Budd, Sailor, published after Melville's death in 1891, is a gripping allegory of good and evil, as an innocent man, pressed In the Confidence-Man, Melville's unnerving and hallucinatory satire on the American dream, a slippery trickster and master of disguise comes to swindle his fellow passengers - who themselves may also be con-men - aboard a Mississippi steamboat.

Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He died in 1891, leaving Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories unpublished. When his father died, he was forced to leave school and find work. As he made clear in the savagely comic The Confidence Man (1857), Melville thought very little of Emersonian philosophy. He spent his later years working as a customs inspector on the New York docks, writing only poems comprising Battle-Pieces (1866). Sign me up for news about Herman Melville.

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Confidence - Man and Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville 'Life is a pic-nic en costume; one must take a part, assume a character, stand ready in a sensible way to play the fool' In The Confidence-Man, Melville's unnerving and hallucinatory satire on the American dream, a slippery trickster and master of disguise comes to swindle his fellow passengers - who themselves may also be con-men - aboard a Mississippi steamboat. Billy Budd, Sailor, published after Melville's death in 1891, is a gripping allegory of good and evil, as an innocent man, pressed into service on a British man-of-war, is falsely accused of mutiny. Both these late works are animated with the dark genius of the greatest of American writers. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Penguin English Library the Confidence Man and Billy Budd Sailor (The Penguin English Library) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0141199306

ISBN: 014119930X

Author: Herman Melville

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Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Classic; UK ed. edition (July 31, 2012)

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