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Billy budd [electronic resource]. Herman Melville.

Melville, Herman. (Author). Roberts, William. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Franklin : Naxos AudioBooks, 2005.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: William Roberts.
Summary, etc.: Written some 40 years after Moby Dick, Herman Meville’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. In order to keep crews in their place, even minor offenses, regardless of guilt or innocence, were harshly dealt with. The envious Master-at-Arms -- obsessed with the destruction of the “Handsome Sailor” -- tormented the young man until his false accusations led to an eventual charge of treason against Billy.Music: From the Naxos catalogue
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 100703 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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