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Benito Cereno (1855) [Short Story]
by Herman Melville Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"Benito Cereno", considered one of Melville's best short stories, deals with a bloody slave revolt on a Spanish vessel. A splendid parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, the carefully developed and mysteriously guarded plot builds to a dramatic climax while revealing the horror and depravity of which man is capable.

Originally published serially in Putnam's Monthly, 1855; slightly revised for the collection The Piazza Tales, 1856.

Original title: Benito Cereno
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureMilitary and Naval Adventure
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Piazza Tales, the (1856) [Collection]
      Author: Herman Melville
     Billy Budd and Other Tales (1961) [Collection]
      Author: Herman Melville

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