Publication of the Final Volume of the
Fifteen-Volume Writings of Herman Melville Series
As of today, October 29, 2017, the paperback edition of “Billy Budd, Sailor” and Other Uncompleted Writings is available on the Northwestern University Press website. Click here to visit the NUP website. The publication of this volume completes the publishing project begun in the mid-1960s by the late Harrison Hayford. Scores of editors have been involved in the publication of the fifteen-volume series. This final volume (vol. 13) includes reading texts and new or corrected literal transcriptions of all the uncompleted prose and verse writings that Melville left in manuscript when he passed away on September 28, 1891. Work on this final volume has been ongoing for more than 35 years—celebrations are in order! Click here or the image below to visit the NUP website. You can also download a PDF of the listing page in the NUP Fall 2017 catalog using the download link below.