Classics in Brief

Classics in Brief

These are the books you SHOULD have read… but didn’t. Or maybe you read them, but it was 20 years ago… and everything you learned 20 years ago took a backseat to figuring out your Friday night plans.

We get it. That’s why we’re introducing our newest book club, Classics in Brief. With the help of our super-well-read-and-educated staff (a.k.a. Co-Manager Wayne), we’re going to choose some of the great Classics of literature… all kept short.  Just because you might not have time to read War and Peace doesn’t mean you can’t read ANY Tolstoy! Stay tuned as we work our way through a range of old and new classics that won’t monopolize your reading list!

What We're Reading: Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9781612195858
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Published: Melville House Publishing - December 6th, 2016

Herman Melville's final masterpiece, found unpublished on his desk at his death.

Billy Budd, Sailor would emerge, after its publication in 1924, as one of Melville's best-loved books--and one of his most open, with its discussion of homosexualty.
 
In it, Melville returns to the sea to tell the story of Billy, a cheerful, hard working, and handsome young sailor, conscripted to work against his will on another ship, where he soon finds himself persecuted by Claggart, the paranoid master-at-arms. As things escalate beyond the naive Billy's control, tragedy looms on the horizon like Melville's great white whale, and the story become Melville's final, sublime plunge into the classic tussle between civilization and chaos, between oppression and freedom.