Herman Melville is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers America has ever produced. Had his metaphysical whaling novel, Moby-Dick, been his sole literary legacy, Melville's place in the pantheon of great writers would have been assured. But Melville created many other much-beloved classic works, such as Billy Budd, Sailor and Benito Cereno. Herein are ten stories representing some of the American master's best short work, including the tales "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street," "The Happy Failure," and "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids."
Harper Perennial proudly supports the art of the short story. Included in this classic volume is a bonus story from one of our new writers, Alex Burrett, from his forthcoming' collection, My Goat Ate Its Own Legs. Read a short story today.
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April 26, 2009
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