BILLY BUDD
ebook

BILLY BUDD

Código de artículo:
E1000687106
Editorial:
E-ARTNOW
Fecha edición:
Materia
Libros para Todos
ISBN:
4064066050771
Formato:
EPUB
Idioma:
Inglés
Tipo de libro:
Ebook
DRM
Si

Billy Budd is a seaman impressed into service aboard HMS Bellipotent in the year 1797, when the Royal Navy was reeling from two major mutinies and was threatened by the Revolutionary French Republic's military ambitions. He is impressed to this large warship from another, smaller, merchant ship, The Rights of Man. Billy, a foundling from Bristol, has innocence, good looks and a natural charisma that make him popular with the crew. His only physical defect is a stutter which grows worse when under intense emotion. He arouses the antagonism of the ship's master-at-arms, John Claggart. Claggart, while not unattractive, seems somehow "defective or abnormal in the constitution", possessing a "natural depravity." Envy is Claggart's explicitly stated emotion toward Budd, foremost because of his "significant personal beauty," and also for his innocence and general popularity. This leads Claggart to falsely charge Billy with conspiracy to mutiny. When the captain, Edward Fairfax "Starry" Vere, is presented with Claggart's charges, he summons Claggart and Billy to his cabin for a private meeting. Claggart makes his case and Billy, astounded, is unable to respond, due to his stutter. In his extreme frustration he strikes out at Claggart, killing him instantly. Despite Billy's moral innocence, he must face a trial.

Artículos relacionados

Otros libros del autor

  • I AND MY CHIMNEY
    ebook
    Titulo del libro
    I AND MY CHIMNEY
    HERMAN MELVILLE
    Código de artículo: E1000682036

    $19.00

  • PIERRE; OR THE AMBIGUITIES
    ebook
    Titulo del libro
    PIERRE; OR THE AMBIGUITIES
    HERMAN MELVILLE
    Código de artículo: E1000682226

    $19.00

  • REDBURN. HIS FIRST VOYAGE
    ebook
    Titulo del libro
    REDBURN. HIS FIRST VOYAGE
    HERMAN MELVILLE
    Código de artículo: E1000689789

    $19.00

  • TYPEE
    ebook
    Titulo del libro
    TYPEE
    HERMAN MELVILLE
    Código de artículo: E1000682427

    $19.00

  • MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE
    ebook
    Titulo del libro
    MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE
    HERMAN MELVILLE
    Código de artículo: E1000682242

    $19.00