Billy Budd and Other Stories
written by Herman Melville
Penguin Books Ltd | ISBN 9780140390537
Paperback – 416 pages
Part of the Penguin Classics series.
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Stung by the difficult reception of Moby Dick, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor" is a classic confrontation between good and evil, and the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation. The other stories also illuminate the way fictions are created and shared by society.