Billy Budd

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Introduction

This is a study guide for the book Billy Budd written by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a novella begun in November 1888 by American author Herman Melville, left unfinished at his death in 1891 and not published until 1924. The work has been central to Melville scholarship since it was discovered in manuscript form among Melville's papers in 1919 by Raymond Weaver, his first biographer. Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to j