A picture for the book Billy Budd

Billy Budd


The novel is about Billy Budd as he is pressed into service on the HMS Bellipotent, part of the British Navy. Melville's Billy Budd is characterized by youthful innocence, openness, and natural charisma. He is adored by the crew. The plot reaches a turning point when a jealous crewmate falsely accuses Billy Bud of a conspiracy to mutiny. The novel is often interpreted as a classic battle between good and evil. It is often assigned for reading by high school language arts teachers. Read it before or after Melville's epic, Moby Dick?


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

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