Billy Budd by Herman Melville T510


Billy Budd by Herman Melville T510

Billy Budd by Herman Melville T510

Billy Budd by Herman Melville, 3rd Scholastic paperback printing, T510, 1968, 152 pages. Unabridged.

DESCRIPTION:“Against the somber background of war and rebellion, three men act out this tragic conflict between the forces of good and evil.
Claggart– the vicious, depraved master-at-arms- cruelly torments a trusting, innocent sailor. Goaded beyond endurance, Billy Budd strikes Claggart down with one fateful blow. Is Billy guilty of murder? Captain Vere is torn between human sympathy and a sense of duty, between his love for Billy and his fear of a mutinous crew.
The final short masterpiece of a giant in American literature, Billy Budd has inspired a powerful drama and film.” (from the back cover)


About vintagescholastics

I love these old Scholastics! I am a bookseller, writer, and dog-lover; live at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of New York with my computer-programmer husband. We love motor-cycle riding, renovating our old camp on Lake Desolation, gardening, and researching our genealogy. The purpose of this blog is to highlight those beloved old books from the Scholastic Book fairs from 1950 - 1979. This will serve as a catalogue of the books, with their identifying numbers, a plot summary, and a photo of the cover; with a searchable index. I want to give all of the writers and illustrator's bios so they get credit (many were writers in the summer while on vacation from their regular schoolteaching jobs.; some are lesser known efforts by very famous people; and some are reprinted classics.) Hopefully, their fans will be able to identify favorite titles with snipets of remembered information. We will always be adding new ones, and welcome your submissions
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