Billy Budd, Sailor is a very famous novel written by American writer Herman Melville but it was an unfinished work because of his death in 1891. Acclaimed by various critics Billy Budd is a masterwork when a hastily transcribed edition was published in the year 1924. The novel instantly takes its place as a classic second only to Moby-Dick among different novels form Melville’s. John Claggart died from the hands of Budd, the captain of the Ship Edward Vere tried to save Budd’s life but it is in the law of mutiny to hang murderers. You can download Billy Budd PDF at the end.
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Billy Budd was adapted for a stage play in the year 1951 by Robert Chapman and Louis O. Coxe and produced on Broadway. Billy Budd won Outer Critics Circle Awards and Donaldson Awards for the best play. It was adapted for opera by Benjamin Britten by the same name and in December 1951 it was first performed. Billy Budd was adapted for film in 1962 by Peter Ustinov and Terence Stamp. After the death of Melville, his widow Elizabeth started to work on the manuscript for publication, but she was confused between the major points of the novel so she gave the work to Raymond M. Weaver and its first version was published in 1924.
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- Billy Budd is written by author Herman Melville but because of his death, the work remains unfinished.
- Billy Budd was written in English language and was published in England and United States.
- Billy Budd novel comes under the Genre of sea story and adventure fiction.
- Billy Budd was published in 1924 by Raymond M. Weaver, ed., London: Constable and Co and in 1962 by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr.., Chicago.
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