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Download Melville: Six Short Novels Audiobook (Unabridged)

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These 6 short novels show Melville's cleverness and wit as well as his understanding of both the comic and tragic in everyday life. The collection begins with Bartleby the Scrivener, in which Bartleby, a clerk in a law firm, suddenly starts answering all requests with I would prefer not to, and mayhem naturally results. It is followed by Billy Budd, about an angelic, innocent sailor who is punished unjustly. Also included are The Apple Tree Table, The Piazza, I and My Chimney, and The Happy Failure. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author
Author Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was born in New York City. Family hardships forced him to leave school for various occupations, including shipping as a cabin boy to Liverpool in 1839—a voyage that sparked his love for the sea. A shrewd social critic and philosopher in his fiction, he is considered an outstanding writer of the sea and a great stylist who mastered both realistic narrative and a rich, rhythmical prose. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumously published novella Billy Budd.