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This Norton Critical Edition presents three of Melville's most important short novels -- Bartleby, The Scrivener; Benito Cereno; and Billy Budd. The texts are accompanied by ample explanatory annotation. As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" offers selections from works that influenced Melville's writing of these three short novles, including, among others, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The Transcendentalist" and Amasa Delano's Narrative of Voyages and Travels. Johannes Dietrich Bergmann, H. Bruce Franklin, and Robert M. Cover provide overviews of Melville's probable sources. An unusually rich "Criticism" section includes twenty-eight wide-ranging pieces that often contradict one another and that are sure to promote classroom discussion. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
|The Texts of Melville's Short Novels|
|Bartleby, The Scrivener||p. 3|
|Benito Cereno||p. 34|
|Billy Budd, Sailor||p. 103|
|Bartleby, the Scrivener||p. 173|
|"Bartleby" and "The Lawyer's Story"||p. 173|
|Bartleby: The Ascetic's Advent||p. 176|
|The Transcendentalist||p. 185|
|Benito Cereno||p. 199|
|A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, Chapter XVIII||p. 199|
|[On Cannibals]||p. 229|
|Billy Budd||p. 231|
|[Hawthorne and Melville in Liverpool]||p. 231|
|From Justice Accused||p. 232|
|Bartleby, the Scrivener||p. 239|
|Melville's Parable of the Walls||p. 239|
|From Bartleby in Manhattan||p. 257|
|The Reliable Narrator||p. 266|
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