Billy Budd Foretopman Author:Herman Melville THE ORDEAL OF THE "HANDSOME SAILOR" — It was almost like leading an innocent lamb to slaughter, that day they took Billy Budd abord the H.M.S. INDOMITABLE. A born sailor, Billy was one of those rare human beings whose natural goodness could have charmed the devil himself. Hothing in his life had ever prepared him for the strange unnatural hatred ... more »of James Claggart, the Master-at-Arms. Bullied unmercifully, insulted, driven beyond his endurance, falsely accused of mutiny, Billy did the one thing that no sailor aboard a British man-of-war can ever do and live.
In this special edition, there are several appendices to help in the understanding of this great story. They are:
1 - Clues to Understanding the Mysteries in Billy Budd.