Redburn: Works of Herman Melville Volume Four

Forsideomslag
Northwestern University Press, 1972 - 386 sider
Redburn is a fictional narrative of a boy's first voyage, based loosely on Melville's own first voyage to and from Liverpool in 1839. Hastily composed and little esteemed by its author, Redburn was more highly thought of by his critics, who saw it regaining the ground of popular sea stories like Typee and Omoo.

Melville so disliked the novel that he submitted it to his publisher without polishing it. This scholarly edition corrects a number of errors that have persisted in subsequent editions. Based on collations of the editions published during his lifetime, it incorporates corrections made in the English edition and emendations made by the present editors.

As with all the books in the Northwestern-Newberry series, this edition of Redburn is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
 

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Chapter 1 How Wellingborough Redburns Taste for the Sea Was Born and Bred in Him
3
Chapter 2 Redburns Departure from Home
10
Chapter 3 He Arrives in Town
14
Chapter 4 How He Disposed of His FowlingPiece
19
Chapter 5 He Purchases His SeaWardrobe and on a Dismal Rainy Day Picks Up His Board and Lodging along the Wharves
23
Chapter 6 He Is Initiated in the Business of Cleaning Out the PigPen and Slushing Down the TopMast
27
Chapter 7 He Gets to Sea and Feels Very Bad
32
Chapter 8 He Is Put into the Larboard Watch Gets SeaSick and Relates Some Other of His Experiences
38
Chapter 33 The SaltDroghers and German Emigrant Ships
165
Chapter 34 The Irawaddy
170
Chapter 35 Galliots CoastofGuineaMan and Floating Chapel
174
Chapter 36 The Old Church of St Nicholas and the DeadHouse
177
Chapter 37 What Redburn Saw in LauncelottsHey
180
Chapter 38 The Dock Wall Beggrs
185
Chapter 39 The BoobleAlleys of the Town
189
Chapter 40 Placards BrassJewelers TruckHorses and Steamers
192

Chapter 9 The Sailors Becoming a Little Social Redburn Converses with Them
45
Chapter 10 He Is Very Much Frightened the Sailors Abuse Him and He Becomes Miserable and Forlorn
50
Chapter 11 He Helps Wash the Decks and Then Goes to Breakfast
53
Chapter 12 He Gives Some Account of One of His Shipmates Called Jackson
56
Chapter 13 He Has a Fine Day at Sea Begins to Like It but Changes His Mind
63
Chapter 14 He Contemplates Making a Social Call on the Captain in His Cabin
67
Chapter 15 The Melancholy State of His Wardrobe
72
Chapter 16 At Dead of Night He Is Sent Up to Loose the MainSkysail
77
Chapter 17 The Cook and Steward
80
Chapter 18 He Endeavors to Improve His Mind and Tells of One Blunt and His DreamBook
85
Chapter 19 A Narrow Escape
92
Chapter 20 In a Fog He Is Set to Work as a BellToller and Beholds a Herd ofOceanElephants
95
Chapter 21 A Whaleman and a Manof WarsMan
99
Chapter 22 The Highlander Passes a Wreck
102
Chapter 23 An Unaccountable CabinPassenger and a Mysterious Young Lady
106
Chapter 24 He Begins to Hop About in the Rigging Like a Saint Jagos Monkey
114
Chapter 25 QuarterDeck Furniture
118
Chapter 26 A Sailor a Jack of All Trades
120
Chapter 27 He Gets a Peep at Ireland and at Last Arrives at Liverpool
124
Chapter 28 He Goes to Supper at the Sign of the Baltimore Clipper
130
Chapter 29 Redburn Deferentially Discourses Concerning the Prospects of Sailors
136
Chapter 30 Redburn Grows Intolerably Flat and Stupid over Some Outlandish Old GuideBooks
141
Chapter 31 With His Prosy Old GuideBook He Takes a Prosy Stroll through the Town
151
Chapter 32 The Docks
161
Chapter 41 Redburn Roves A6out Hither and Thither
200
Chapter 42 His Adventure with the Cross Old Gentleman
207
Chapter 43 He Takes a Delightful Ramble into the Country and Makes the Acquaintance of Three Adorable Charmers
209
Chapter 44 Redburn Introduces Master Harry Bolton to the Favorable Consideration of the Reader
216
Chapter 45 Harry Bolton Kidnaps Redburn and Carries Him Off to London
224
Chapter 46 A Mysterious Night in London
227
Chapter 47 HomewardBound
237
Chapter 48 A Living Corpse
243
Chapter 49 Carlo
247
Chapter 50 Harry Bolton at Sea
252
Chapter 51 The Emigrants
259
Chapter 52 The Emigrants Kitchen
263
Chapter 53 The Horatii and Curiatii
267
Chapter 54 Some Superior Old NailRod and PigTail
270
Chapter 55 Drawing Nigh to the Last Scene in Jacksons Career
275
Chapter 56 Under the Lee of the LongBoat Redburn and Harry Hold Confidential Communion
277
Chapter 57 Almost a Famine
283
Chapter 58 Though the Highlander Puts into No Harbor As Yet She Here and There Leaves Many of Her Passengers Behind
285
Chapter 59 The Last End of Jackson
294
Chapter 60 Home at Last
298
Chapter 61 Redburn and Harry Arm and Arm in Harbor
302
Chapter 62 The Last That Was Ever Heard of Harry Bolton
310
EDITORIAL APPENDIX
313
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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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