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Great Short Works of Herman Melville Summary

Benito Cereno, the title character of the novella, is captain of San Dominick, an aged Spanish galleon. In the story, Cereno transports several guests including his lifelong friend along the west coast of South America. Cereno is captured during a slave revolt aboard ship and he watches helplessly as all of his officers and senior men are murdered over the course of a few days. Cereno is spared as he is the only one left...

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