Billy Budd, Sailor
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Billy Budd, Sailor  -     By: Herman Melville
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Unjustly accused of plotting mutiny, Billy Budd and his accuser are called to give account to the captain. Unable to answer due to a speech impediment, Billy Budd lashes out and accidentally kills his accuser, setting in motion a court martial that sets his life at stake. 166 pages, softcover.

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Title: Billy Budd, Sailor
By: Herman Melville
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.20 (inches)
Weight: 4 ounces
ISBN: 1416523723
ISBN-13: 9781416523727
Series: Enriched Classics
Stock No: WW523723

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

Billy Budd, Sailor has been called the best short novel ever written. In his brilliantly condensed prose, Herman Melville fashions a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man’s intransigence.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

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