White-Jacket

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Binding:Hardback
Published:June 1, 1988
By Herman Melville (Author)

Herman Melville wrote White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War during two months of intense work in the summer of 1849. He drew upon his memories of naval life, having spent fourteen months as an ordinary seaman aboard a frigate as it sailed the Pacific and made the homeward voyage around Cape Horn.

An allegorical novel about the harsh life of a seaman onboard a nineteenth-century U.S. Navy frigate.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Fiction
  • Hardback : 488 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (June 1, 1988)
  • ISBN-10: 0870217887
  • ISBN-13: 9780870217883
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 25.6 oz

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.

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