Virtual Tequila Mockingbird Book Club Meeting

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories by Herman Melville

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Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd,Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville's. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories Cover Image
By Herman Melville, Peter M. Coviello (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780143107606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - April 26th, 2016