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MELVILLE, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged)

Assembled Stories
MELVILLE, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged)

Composer(s)Melville, Herman
Artist(s) Joyce, Peter, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Classic Fiction
Catalogue AS-AM304
Label Assembled Stories
Quality   320kbps

On one level… Melville’s tale is an historical adventure story telling of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the ‘Seventy Four’ HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the ‘Master at Arms’, and the final confrontation results in death. Billy becomes an unwilling martyr—what passes for justice must be implemented because of the rebellious climate of the time. However, below the surface lie some of Melville’s thematic obsessions: the aristocratic savage placed against an inhumanity born of service in time of war, innocence overtaken by fate and the worthy encompassed by the inevitable. The natures of evil and conscience are explored and


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MELVILLE, H.: Billy Budd (Unabridged) 3:55:08   
  Billy Budd (Unabridged)          
      Part I 3:42       
      Part II 3:48       
      Part III 3:06       
      Part IV 3:19       
      Part V 3:46       
      Part VI 4:09       
      Part VII 2:47       
      Part VIII 3:53       
      Part IX 3:11       
      Part X 3:42       
      Part XI 3:09       
      Part XII 3:26       
      Part XIII 4:51       
      Part XIV 3:31       
      Part XV 3:51       
      Part XVI 3:54       
      Part XVII 5:21       
  Billy Budd (Unabridged)          
      Part XVIII 4:31       
      Part XIX 4:27       
      Part XX 3:56       
      Part XXI 3:12       
      Part XXII 5:14       
      Part XXIII 3:02       
      Part XXIV 4:25       
      Part XXV 4:27       
      Part XXVI 3:43       
      Part XXVII 3:38       
      Part XXVIII 2:41       
      Part XXIX 4:00       
      Part XXX 3:15       
      Part XXXI 2:53       
      Part XXXII 4:12       
  Billy Budd (Unabridged)          
      Part XXXIII 4:33       
      Part XXXIV 4:35       
      Part XXXV 3:46       
      Part XXXVI 4:14       
      Part XXXVII 3:53       
      Part XXXVIII 3:47       
      Part XXXIX 2:47       
      Part XL 3:32       
      Part XLI 3:55       
      Part XLII 3:32       
      Part XLIII 4:15       
      Part XLIV 3:40       
      Part XLV 3:21       
      Part XLVI 3:41       
      Part XLVII 4:52       
      Part XLVIII 4:08       
      Part XLIX 2:54       
  Billy Budd (Unabridged)          
      Part L 4:18       
      Part LI 3:24       
      Part LII 3:36       
      Part LIII 4:06       
      Part LIV 3:34       
      Part LV 4:09       
      Part LVI 4:44       
      Part LVII 2:55       
      Part LVIII 4:03       
      Part LIX 4:03       
      Part LX 4:10       
      Part LXI 5:39       
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