Billy Budd, Sailor is a novella by American author Herman Melville,
left unfinished at his death in 1891, and published in 1924. It was
acclaimed by British critics as a masterpiece when published in
London, and quickly took its place among the canon of significant
works in the United States. The plot follows Billy Budd, a seaman
impressed into service aboard HMS Bellipotent in the year 1797,
when the British Royal Navywas reeling from two major mutinies and
was threatened by the Revolutionary French Republic's military
ambitions. He is impressed from another ship, The Rights of Man
(named after the book by Thomas Paine). As his former ship moves
off, Budd shouts, "Good-by to you too, old Rights-of-Man." Billy
Budd, had been adapted to many plays, even in Broadway, to Opera
and to film and television
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