Billy Budd

Product Number: EB00366490
Released: Jun 03, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443435109
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Billy Budd'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 Melville's Billy Budd was unfinished at the time of the writer's death, but was discovered in 1919 by Raymond Weaver, Melville's first biographer. Transcription errors and difficulty interpreting Melville'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. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2014

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Narrator(s): Michael Lackey
Product Number Z100101188
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624069451
Author(s): Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00108788
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429959544

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