Billy Budd epub

by Herman Melville


Billy Budd epub

ISBN: 1409941566

ISBN13: 978-1409941569

Author: Herman Melville

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Action & Adventure

Language: English

Publisher: Dodo Press (October 16, 2008)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1471 kb

FB2 book: 1452 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 993

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Billy Budd Herman Melville When Billy, a handsome, unpretentious, stuttering young able-seaman, is falsely accused of inciting mutiny, he lashes out, kills his accuser and is condemned to.

Billy Budd Herman Melville When Billy, a handsome, unpretentious, stuttering young able-seaman, is falsely accused of inciting mutiny, he lashes out, kills his accuser and is condemned t. When Billy, a handsome, unpretentious, stuttering young able-seaman, is falsely accused of inciting mutiny, he lashes out, kills his accuser and is condemned to die. Written in allusive and beautiful prose, many-layered, resonant with ideas and meanings, Billy Budd has inspired drama, films and opera and continues to elude interpretation.

A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924. Publisher: Library of America (April 1, 1985).

Other versions were later published. Melville had begun writing the original work in November 1888, but left it unfinished at his death in 1891. Acclaimed by British critics as a masterpiece when published in London, it quickly took its place as a classic literary work in the United States.

Billy budd, sailor and other stories. HERMAN MELVILLE was born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant

Billy budd, sailor and other stories. HERMAN MELVILLE was born on August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844

BILLY BUDD, a classic tale by America's Herman Melville, was written 40 years after his burst of creative energy.

BILLY BUDD, a classic tale by America's Herman Melville, was written 40 years after his burst of creative energy.

Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant. Typee, his first book, was followed by a sequel, Omoo (1847).

In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd, Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power.

Herman Melville Billy Budd CHAPTER 1 IN THE time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-of-war's men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty

Электронная книга "Billy Budd: Short Story", Herman Melville.

Электронная книга "Billy Budd: Short Story", Herman Melville. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Billy Budd: Short Story" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote . Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. Doctorow is the author of novels including Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and The Book of Daniel.

Celebrated American author Herman Melville wrote 'Moby-Dick' and several other sea-adventure novels before turning to poetry later in his literary career. Who Was Herman Melville? Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847). Subsequent books, including his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851), sold poorly, and by the 1860s Melville had turned to poetry.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) - largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville’s fall from favour with the reading public - was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. Melville is less well known as a poet and did not publish poetry until late in life. Other works include Typee (1846), Omoo (1847), Mardi and a Voyage Thither (2v/1849), Redburn: His First Voyage (1849), White-Jacket (1850), Pierre (1852), Israel Potter: Fifty Years of Exile (1855), The Piazza Tales (1856), Benito Cereno (1856), Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866), Timoleon (1891), The Apple-Tree Table (1922), John Marr and Other Poems (1922), The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1923), Billy Budd: Sailor (1924), and Journal up the Straits (1935).
This review has little to do with the quality of the production of this audio story by Focus on the Family Radio Theater, which always does an excellent job with their stories.
I've never read the book, Billy Budd, but based on this version, I don't like the story. And this is a very short , anti climactic and soon over, story.
I just didn't care for it myself, but a fan of the book may have more appreciation for it.
Well done. I did not expect the ending.
We loved this audio! Such a great message!
Another smash hit from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre!
Good listen. Wish it was longer
I had heard both stories before and bought these as a gift.
I bought this audio dramatization solely on the strength of the fact that it was done by Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. Having listened to several of their productions I know that they are always first-rate. And in terms of production and performance this one was no exception.

The disappointment was in the story itself. When I opened the package I was a bit dismayed to see it was only one CD -- I guess I should have checked closer before purchasing. Had I known it was only one CD I probably wouldn't have bought it, knowing that such a short story would necessarily be lacking in development.

And so it was. The story of Billy Budd, a young man apparently without flaw, was not only lacking in development but was pointless. Pressed into service on a British warship during the Napoleonic wars, Billy endeared himself to almost everyone with his pleasant disposition, honesty and integrity. There were a few on board, however, who hated him for reasons unknown; he suffered persecution at their hands and ultimately,...... well to say anymore would be a spoiler.

Focus on the Family generally chooses stories that are based on issues of right, wrong, injustice, and that have some redemptive quality. Billy Budd, Sailor was lacking in all of these, in spite of Dave Arnold's attempt at the end of the story to draw parallels between the story of Billy and that of Adam or even Jesus. I just didn't see the parallel and I think this was a disappointing choice of a book for them to dramatize.
One disc audio book, that was wonderfully dramatized by the Focus on the Family Radio cast. The story itself is a touching and character building adventure about a young man who is drafted into the Queens Navy during Napoleon's tirades on Europe. His sweet and humble spirit brings joy to his fellow men, and the people listening to this tale. Well done and a great gift for any child ages 8-14.