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By Herman Melville

If Melville had by no means written Moby Dick, his position in international literature will be guaranteed by way of his brief stories. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his final paintings, is the masterpiece during which he supplies the ultimate summation in his "quarrel with God." it's a significant examine of the tragic conflict among social authority and person freedom, human justice and summary stable. Melville additionally explores this subject matter in "Bartelby the Scrivener," his well-known tale a couple of Wall road legislations clerk who takes passive resistance to a comic—and finally disastrous—extreme; and in "Benito Cereno," his magnificent account of oppression and uprising on a nineteenth-century slave send. finishing this number of nice stories are the eerie "The Encantados," the attractive, romantic "The Piazza," and Melville's chilling technological know-how fiction parable, "The Bell-Tower."

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