The Complete Shorter Fiction
Illustrated by Bill Bragg
Introduced by Jay Parini
With stories such as ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’ and ‘Billy Budd’, Melville’s short fiction is unmissable.
Herman Melville’s status as one of the great figures of American literature is not simply founded on his novels. During the 1850s he produced outstanding shorter fiction now ranked among the greatest of 19th-century American literature. This collection brings together all 22 of Melville’s shorter works, from tales that include ‘The Bell Tower’ and ‘The Lightning-Rod Man’ to sketches such as ‘The Happy Failure’.
Bound in blocked buckram
Set in Bembo with Victoria Titling display
Frontispiece and 15 colour illustrations
10˝ × 6¼˝