Macmillan Readers: Billy Budd
- English Type:
- British English
- Published Date:
- 20 April 2005
It is the summer of 1797 and the officers of the British Navy fear that there will be further mutinies amongst the sailors who have had to endure the terrible conditions on board British ships.
Billy Budd is handsome, strong, reliable, efficient and loyal. But he is victimised by Claggart, the vindictive and cruel master-at-arms, who accuses him of insubordination.
Original work by Herman Melville