Billy Budd

Billy Budd

1797. On the high seas, the British Navy boards a merchant ship and presses a young sailor into military service. The innocent boy, who believes in the inherent goodness of all men, witnesses cruelty, deceit and betrayal aboard the naval vessel, yet his honesty and hard work earn the friendship and respect of his crewmates. But can this young man survive and maintain his innocence in a harsh, violent world, or will the evils of the British Navy destroy Billy Budd?
1797. On the high seas, the British Navy boards a merchant ship and presses a young sailor into military service. The innocent boy, who believes in the inherent goodness of all men, witnesses cruelty, deceit and betrayal aboard the naval vessel, yet his honesty and hard work earn the friendship and respect of his crewmates. But can this young man survive and maintain his innocence in a harsh, violent world, or will the evils of the British Navy destroy Billy Budd?