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An edition of White-Jacket (1850)

White jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war

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Publisher
Floating Press
Language
English
Pages
528

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Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on the brutal treatment that many sailors received at the hands of their superiors. In particular, it has been noted that this novel proved to be instrumental in banning the practice of flogging in several branches of the U.S. military.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: White-Jacket
White-Jacket
2011-04-11, LibriVox
in English
Cover of: White jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
White jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
2011, Floating Press
electronic resource / in English
Cover of: White-Jacket
White-Jacket
2004-01-01, Project Gutenberg
in English
Cover of: White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
1990, Oxford University Press
in English
Cover of: White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
1988, Naval Institute Press
in English
Cover of: White-Jacket
White-Jacket: or, the world in a man-of-war.
1963, Russell & Russell
in English - Standard edition.
Cover of: White Jacket
Cover of: White-Jacket; or, The world in a man-of war
Cover of: White-jacket, or, The world in a man-of-war
Cover of: White-Jacket
White-Jacket: or, The world in a man-of-war
1855, Harper & brothers; [etc., etc.]
in English

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[Auckland]

Table of Contents

Title; Contents; Chapter I
The Jacket; Chapter II
Homeward Bound; Chapter III
A Glance at the Principal Divisions, into Which a Man-Of-War's Crew is Divided; Chapter IV
Jack Chase; Chapter V
Jack Chase on a Spanish Quarter-Deck; Chapter VI
The Quarter-Deck Officers, Warrant Officers, and Berth-Deck Underlings of a Man-Of-War; Where They Live in the Ship; How They Live; Their Social Standing on Ship-Board; And What Sort of Gentlemen They Are; Chapter VII
Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper; Chapter VIII
Selvagee Contrasted with Mad-Jack

Edition Notes

"First published in 1850"--P. 2.

Other Titles
White jacket, World in a man-of-war

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.3
Library of Congress
PS2384 .W55 2011eb

The Physical Object

Format
[electronic resource] /
Pagination
1 online resource (528 p.)
Number of pages
528

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25541331M
ISBN 10
1775452212
ISBN 13
9781775452218
OCLC/WorldCat
756868963

Work Description

In the year 1843 I shipped as Ordinary seaman on
board of a United States frigate, then lying in a harbour
of the Pacific Ocean. After remaining in this frigate for
more than a year, I was discharged from the service upon
the vessel s arrival home. My man-of-war experiences
and observations are incorporated in the present volume.

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