HERMAN MELVILLE - Autobiographical Novels: Redburn, Typee, Omoo & White-Jacket: Sea Adventure Tales Based on the Author's Experiences on a Cargo Ship, While in US Navy Service & His Travels in the South Pacific

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e-artnow, Mar 17, 2017 - Fiction - 1492 pages
Herman Melville is one of the greatest American novelists, short story writer and a poet. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. Redburn: His First Voyage details the adventures of a refined young man among coarse and brutal sailors and the seedier areas of Liverpool. Unable to find employment at home, young Wellingborough Redburn signs on the Highlander, a merchantman out of New York City bound for Liverpool, England. The tale is autobiographical and recounts author’s early experiences on a merchant cargo ship. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life describes the narrator’s four month stay on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. It is a story of capture, escape and romance with lovely nymph Fayaway. The narrative is based on the author's actual experiences in the South Pacific. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is a sequel to the Sea narrative Typee. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the narrator ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. Omoo is also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is a memoir of a year spent on a U.S. man-of-war, the 54-gun frigate USS “Neversink” in a voyage from Chile to Norfolk. The story is based on the author's fourteen months service in the United States Navy.
 

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Galliots CoastofGuineaMan and Floating Chapel
The Old Church of St Nicholas and the DeadHouse
What Redburn Saw in LauncelottsHey
The DockWall Beggars
The BoobleAlleys of the Town
Placards BrassJewelers TruckHorses and Steamers
Redburn Roves about Hither and Thither
His Adventure with the Cross Old Gentleman

He takes a Delightful Ramble into the Country and makes the Acquaintance of Three Adorable Charmers
Redburn Introduces Master Harry Bolton to the Favorable Consideration of the Reader
Harry Bolton Kidnaps Redburn and Carries him off to London
A Mysterious Night in London
Homeward Bound
A Living Corpse
Carlo
Harry Bolton at
The Emigrants
The Emigrants Kitchen
The Horatii and Curiatii
Some Superior Old NailRod and PigTail
Drawing Nigh to the last Scene in Jacksons Career
Under the Lee of the LongBoat Redburn and Harry hold Confidential Communion
Almost a Famine
Though the Highlander puts into no Harbor as yet She here and there Leaves many of her Passengers behind
The Last End of Jackson
Home at Last
Redburn and Harry Arm in Arm in Harbor
The Last that was ever Heard of Harry Bolton
Typee
Omoo
WhiteJacket
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