Billy Budd, Sailor is a work by a classic of the American literature, Herman Melville. It is a tragic story about humour and military duty, purity and betrayal, unexpected twists of fate and punishment. Young Billy Bud, a handsome sailor enlists in the navy and serves on a military ship where a strict discipline reigns. He is hardworking, responsible, and easy going. But who could imagine that it might happen ? the armourer is dissatisfied with him?