Cover of: Billy Budd, Sailor | Herman Melville

Contributors

  • Editor
    Harrison Hayford
  • Editor
    Merton M. Sealts, Jr.

About the Book

TRIALS OF THE HANDSOME SAILOR
Aboard the warship Bellipotent, the young orphan Billy Budd was called the Handsome Sailor. Billy was tall, athletic, noble looking; he was friendly, innocent, helpful and ever-cheerful. He was a fierce fighter and a loyal friend. All the men and officers liked him...

All but one: Master-at-Arms Claggart. Envious, petty Claggart plotted to make Billy's life miserable. But when a fear of mutinies swept through the fleet, Claggart realized he could do more than just torment the Handsome Sailor...

He could frame Billy Budd for treason...



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About the Edition

This volume provides the first accurate version of Melville's final novel and differs in important aspects from editions previously available. Through exhaustive study the editors have evolved the definitive text and have shed new light on this widely discussed work of fiction.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 203-212.

Other Titles
Billy Budd
Copyright Date
1962

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.36
Library of Congress
PZ3.M498 Bl, PS2384.B5 Bl, PS2384.B5 1962

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
ix, 219 p. :
Number of pages
220

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24944745M
Internet Archive
billybuddsailora00melv
OCLC/WorldCat
562090225
Goodreads
11451390
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