White Jacket: Or, The World in a Man-of War

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A.L. Burt, 1892 - Flagellation - 374 pages
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It took me 63 days to finish Herman Melville’s White Jacket. Admittedly, I’m not a fast reader, and I knew I was in for some dense writing. Reading Melville is like eating buckwheat kishka – you’ve ... Read full review

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Melville’s autobiographical account of life on a man-of-war in the United States Navy in the 1840’s was an immediate success, and opened people’s eyes to the horrors of flogging, helping to get the ... Read full review


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Page 135 - And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned...
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Page 374 - For the rest, whatever befall us, let us never train our murderous guns inboard ; let us not mutiny with bloody pikes in our hands. Our Lord High Admiral will yet interpose ; and though long ages should elapse, and leave our wrongs unredressed, yet, shipmates and world-mates!
Page 64 - Hearts of oak are our ships, Jolly Tars are our men, We always are ready : Steady, boys, steady : We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again.
Page 369 - Quicker and quicker I mounted ; till at last I bounded up like a buoy, and my whole head was bathed in the blessed air.
Page 367 - A bloody film was before my eyes, through which, ghost-like, passed and repassed my father, mother, and sisters. An unutterable nausea oppressed me; I was conscious of gasping; there seemed no breath in my body. It was over one hundred feet that I fell — down, down, with lungs collapsed as in death.
Page 279 - An act for establishing articles and orders, for the regulating and better government of his majesty's navy, ships of war, and forces by sea, and not otherwise.
Page 65 - It is a regular tune, with a fine song Composed to it. The words of the chorus, being most artistically arranged, may give some idea of the air: " ' Hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men, We always are ready, steady, boys, steady, To fight and to conquer, again and again...

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