Found unpublished on Herman Melville's desk at the time of his death, Billy Budd, Sailor would emerge, after its publication in 1924, as one of the author's best-loved books--and one of his most open, with its discussion of homosexualty. One of the major works of American literature.
1797 - the Mediterranean. Britain and France are at war. British warships are fighting French warships. Young Billy Budd arrives on the British warship, Indomitable. Billy is strong and handsome. Most of the sailors on the ship like Billy. But he has an enemy - John Claggart, the master-at-arms. Claggart hates Billy. And he has a plan. He will make trouble for the young sailor. Retold by Margaret Tarner.
'Life is a pic-nic en costume; one must take a part, assume a character, stand ready in a sensible way to play the fool'. In "The Confidence-Man", Melville's unnerving and hallucinatory satire on the American dream, a slippery trickster and master of disguise comes to swindle his fellow passengers - who themselves may also be con-men - aboard a Mississippi steamboat. "Billy Budd, Sailor", published after Melville's death in 1891, is a gripping allegory of good and evil, as an innocent man, pressed into service on a British man-of-war, is falsely accused of mutiny. Both these late works are animated with the dark genius of the greatest of American writers. This is the Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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