Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville
Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville



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This harrowing account of a slave revolt is one of Melville's finest tales. When a New England sea captain goes to aid a mysterious ship, it slowly unfolds, in almost surreal clarity, that it is a slave ship whose cargo has revolted, its captain is a prisoner and most of the crew has been murdered.

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ISBN-13: 9781595472298
Publisher: NuVision Publications
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 250 KB

About the Author

Wyn Kelley is a senior lecturer on the Literature Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Meville’s City: Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York (1996) and of essays in collections such as Savage Eye: Melville and the Visual Arts (1991), Melville’s Evermoving Dawn: Centennial Essays (1997), The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (1998), Ungraspable Phantom: Essays on Moby-Dick (2006), Melville and Women (2006), and Hawthorne and Melville: Writing Relationship (2007). She has edited Blackwell Publisher’s A Companion to Herman Melville (2006) and coedited with Jill Barnum and Christopher Sten Whole Oceans Away: Melville and the Pacific (2006). She serves as associate editor of the Melville Society journal Leviathan and as a founding member of the Melville Society Cultural Project.

Date of Birth:

August 1, 1819

Date of Death:

September 28, 1891

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

Table of Contents


Chronology: The Life of Herman Melville

An Introduction to Benito Cereno

Herman Melville, Benito Cereno

Amasa Delano, From A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three Voyages Round the World, Together with a Voyage of Survey and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands

Suggestions for Further Reading and Research

Glossary of Literary Terms

About the Editor
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