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Benito Cereno

Herman Melville

Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship lead by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid, and requests supplies for his ships remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno’s crew and the slaves. Delano begins to believe that Cereno is hiding something, and turns out to be right, as a climactic battle breaks out between the two crews, Benito Cereno greatest secret is uncovered.

Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship lead by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid, and requests supplies for his ships remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno’s crew and the slaves. Delano begins to believe that Cereno is hiding something, and turns out to be right, as a climactic battle breaks out between the two crews, Benito Cereno greatest secret is uncovered.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship lead by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid, and requests supplies for his ships remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno’s crew and the slaves. Delano begins to believe that Cereno is hiding something, and turns out to be right, as a climactic battle breaks out between the two crews, Benito Cereno greatest secret is uncovered.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Cross

Length:

3h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:27