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Billy Budd, Sailor written by Herman Melville performed by Peter Joyce on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Billy Budd, Sailor written by Herman Melville performed by Peter Joyce on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

On one level, Melville's tale is an historical adventure story telling of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the Seventy Four' HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the 'Master at Arms' and the final confrontation...

Billy Budd, Sailor written by Herman Melville performed by William Roberts on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781094012599
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Classic English
Duration:  210 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Herman Melville
Performer 1:  William Roberts
Rarity:  Rare

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Billy Budd, Sailor is a maritime classic from the master pen of Herman Melville. Written some forty years after Moby Dick, Melville’s Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor’s charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. Ship life agreed...

with Billy. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship’s cold-blooded superior officer. Mutiny was a continual threat greatly feared by naval officers. Even minor offences were dealt with harshly to keep crews in their place—regardless of whether the accused was guilty or innocent.

The envious master-at-arms becomes obsessed with the destruction of the “handsome sailor” and torments the young man until his false accusations lead to an eventual charge of treason against Billy.

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