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Billy Budd, sailor and other uncompleted writings : Billy Budd, sailor, Weeds and wildings, Parthenope, uncollected prose, uncollected poetry

Author: Herman Melville; Hershel Parker; G Thomas Tanselle
Publisher: Evanston : Northwestern University Press ; Chicago : The Newberry Library, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a whole, the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of The Writings of Herman Melville, now complete in fifteen volumes, offers for the first time the total body of Melville's extant writings in a critical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: American literature
Fiction
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville; Hershel Parker; G Thomas Tanselle
ISBN: 9780810111134 0810111136 9780810111141 0810111144
OCLC Number: 1013495066
Notes: "The new reading text of Billy Budd, Sailor in this volume is based on a corrected version (also printed here) of the "Genetic Text" that was prepared by Harrison Hayford and originally published in 1962 by the University of Chicago Press in a volume edited by Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr. This new reading text employs different editorial principles from those followed in the 1962 volume. Portions of the introduction and notes to that volume have also been used here in an extensively revised form."
Description: xii, 998 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Billy Budd, sailor (an inside narrative) --
Weeds and wildings, chiefly : with A rose or two. Weeds and wildings --
A rose or two --
Parthenope --
Uncollected prose --
Uncollected poetry --
Editorial appendix. Historical note / by Hershel Parker --
General note on the text / by G. Thomas Tanselle --
Notes on individual pieces --
Related documents.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Herman Melville.

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"At his death, Melville's unpublished manuscripts were consigned to a metal breadbox, where they lay, undisturbed as the grave, for nearly thirty years. When the unassuming receptacle... was finally Read more...

 
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