White-jacket: Or, The World in a Man-of-war - Northwestern-Newberry Editions of the Writings of Herman Melville (Paperback)Herman Melville (author)
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Already that same summer Melville had written Redburn, and he regarded the books as "two jobs, which I have done for money--being forced to it, as other men are to sawing wood." The reviewers were not as hard on White-Jacket as Melville himself was. The English liked its praise of British seamen. The Americans were more interested in Melville's attack on naval abuses, particularly flogging, and his advocacy of humanitarian causes. Soon Melville was acclaimed the best sea writer of the day.
Part autobiography, part epic fiction, White-Jacket remains a brilliantly imaginative social novel by one of the great writers of the sea. This text of the novel is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm