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Melville, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged)

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Melville, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged)
Label Catalogue Number:
NA330012
ISBN: 9789629545581
Download Size: 199 Mb
Running Time: 03:34:15
Release Date: July 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Author
Herman Melville
Producer
Nicolas Soames
Reader
William Roberts
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Melville, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged)
Herman Melville
Read by William Roberts
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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