BILLY BUDD, SAILOR, AND OTHER STORIES
A more manageable introduction to Melville
Recommended in Program(s): Challenge I
At the end of the eighteenth century, Billy Budd is recruited to sail with a crew of characters who embody both man’s desire for good and man’s fatal flaws. Through "Billy Budd," students grapple with choices such as grace and peace versus despair, society versus individuality, and the gray area of law versus mercy.
- 306 pages ("Billy Budd" is 85 pages)
- © 2006