Melville’s Billy Budd

Monteiro, George
June 2013
Notes & Queries;Jun2013, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p273
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the meaning of the name given to 19th-century author Herman Melville's character Billy Budd. The author notes that the name had previously been given to two blooded racehorses, one that raced in Kentucky in the 1850s and another that raced in Michigan and Ohio in the 1870s. It is noted that in his novella "Billy Budd," Melville uses the term "blood horse" in reference to the character.


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