Item description for Billy Budd, Sailor (Classic Fiction) by Herman Melville...
Written some 40 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 18th century, the envious Master-at-Arms becomes obsessed with the destruction of the "Handsome Sailor", Billy Budd.
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Format: Audiobook, Classical, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626343001 ISBN13 9789626343005 UPC 730099030021
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More About Herman Melville
Herman Melville (1819-1891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick, now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville's contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work.
Herman Melville lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Herman Melville was born in 1819 and died in 1891.
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A compelling and vivacious rendition Nov 17, 2003
Read and performed by veteran actor William Roberts, Billy Budd, Sailor is the unabridged audiobook presentation of Herman Melvilles maritme classic of a sailor "pressed" into service on the HMS Indomitable during the Napoleonic Wars. Despite his popularity among the crew, Billy experiences ruthless treatment from the ship's master-at-arms, and so follows horrible tragedy. A compelling and vivacious rendition, Billy Bud, Sailor is a recommended addition to personal and community library audiobook collections. 3 CDs, 3 hours and 35 minutes.