The Piazza Tales - Herman Melville

The Piazza Tales

By Herman Melville

  • Release Date: 1856-01-01
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 3.5
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Included in this Herman Melville collection are six tales that range considerably – from "The Encantadas" (an allegorical travelogue) to the haunting "Bartleby, the Scrivener". Opening the volume is "The Piazza," a pastoral sketch that frames the collection. "Benito Cereno" – a subversive satire – of grows out of a true story of mutiny among the enslaved.