Billy Budd

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2014
Product Number: EB00366490
Released: Jun 03, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443435109
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Billy Buddâ??s life takes an unexpected turn when he is pressed into service in the Royal Navy at the turn of the nineteenth century. Two recent mutinies and war with Revolutionary France make for tense conditions aboard HMS Bellipotent, and when the popular Billy inexplicably falls afoul of the jealous master-at-arms and commits a rash, though sorely provoked, act, it is up to Captain Vere to administer appropriate justice.

Herman Melvilleâ??s Billy Budd was unfinished at the time of the writerâ??s death, but was discovered in 1919 by Raymond Weaver, Melvilleâ??s first biographer. Transcription errors and difficulty interpreting Melvilleâ??s notes on the text meant an authoritative edition was not published until 1962. Billy Budd has been produced for film, stage, and television, with the most famous adaptation being the Benjamin Britten opera, with libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier.

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Michael Lackey
Product Number Z100101188
Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781624069451
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00108788
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429959544
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00814184
Released: Mar 23, 2020
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504061179
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00778921
Released: Oct 30, 2019
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Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781520038896
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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00818485
Released: Apr 28, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781952438530