Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick (LOA #9)

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Library of America, 15. apr. 1983 - 1436 sider

Well over a century after its publication, Moby-Dick still stands as an indisputable literary classic. It is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

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LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - gregdehler - LibraryThing

Read Redburn, which is a great tale of a sailor from NY across the Atlantic to Liverpool and back. This was Melville's first novel. Young Redburn was very naive and I saw a lot of a young me in him ... Les hele vurderingen

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Brukerevaluering  - SamSattler - LibraryThing

This is not a "review" of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Another one of those wouldn’t do much good. What follows are simply my thoughts and impressions on finally finishing a book that I first ... Les hele vurderingen

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How Wellingborough Redburns Taste for the
7
Redburns Departure from Home
15
How He Disposed of His FowlingPiece
25
He Is Initiated in the Business of Cleaning
35
He Is Put into the Larboard Watch Gets Sea
46
The Sailors Becoming a Little Social Redburn
53
He Is Very Much Frightened the Sailors Abuse
59
He Gives Some Account of One of His Shipmates
66
A Manofwar College
712
Manofwar Barbers
717
The great Massacre of the Beards
722
The Rebels brought to the Mast
730
Old Ushant at the Gangway
732
Flogging through the Fleet
737
The Social State in a Manofwar
741
The Manning of Navies
745

He Has a Fine Day at Sea Begins to Like
74
The Melancholy State of His Wardrobe
85
At Dead of Night He Is Sent Up to Loose the MainSkysail
90
The Cook and Steward
93
He Endeavors to Improve His Mind and Tells of One Blunt and His DreamBook
98
A Narrow Escape
105
In a Fog He Is Set to Work as a BellToller and Beholds a Herd of OceanElephants
108
A Whaleman and a ManofWarsMan
112
The Highlander Passes a Wreck
115
An Unaccountable CabinPassenger and a Mysterious Young Lady
119
He Begins to Hop About in the Rigging Like a Saint Jagos Monkey
127
QuarterDeck Furniture
131
A Sailor a Jack of All Trades
133
He Gets a Peep at Ireland and at Last Arrives at Liverpool
137
He Goes to Supper at the Sign of the Baltimore Clipper
144
Redburn Deferentially Discourses Concerning the Prospects of Sailors
150
Redburn Grows Intolerably Flat and Stupid over Some Outlandish Old GuideBooks
155
With His Prosy Old GuideBook He Takes
165
The Docks
176
The Irrawaddy
187
The Old Church of St Nicholas and the Dead
196
The DockWall Beggars
205
Placards BrassJewelers TruckHorses
212
Redburn Roves About Hither and Thither
220
His Adventure with the Cross Old Gentleman
228
Redburn Introduces Master Harry Bolton to
237
Harry Bolton Kidnaps Redburn and Carries
246
HomewardBound
260
A Living Corpse
267
CHAPTER
277
CHAPTER
284
CHAPTER 53
292
Drawing Nigh to the Last Scene in Jacksons
300
Almost a Famine
308
The Last End of Jackson
320
Redburn and Harry Arm and Arm in Harbor
328
The Last That Was Ever Heard of Harry Bolton
337
Herein are the good Ordinances of the Sea which wise Men who voyaged round the World gave to our Ancestors and which constitute the Books of t...
665
Night and Day Gambling in a Manofwar
671
The Maintop at Night
676
Sink Burn and Destroy
684
The Chains
689
The Hospital in a Manofwar
693
Dismal Times in the Mess
700
How Manofwarsmen Die at Sea
703
The Last Stitch
706
How they Bury a Manofwarsman at Sea
709
What remains of a Manofwarsman after his Burial at Sea
710
ETYMOLOGY
780
Loomings
795
The Carpet
801
The Counterpane
820
The Street
827
The Pulpit
834
A Bosom Friend
846
CHAPTER 12
852
Nantucket
860
The Ship
866
First NightWatch
975
CHAPTER 41
983
The Whiteness of the Whale
993
Hark
1002
The Affidavit
1009
Surmises
1018
CHAPTER 48
1024
The Hyena
1035
CHAPTER SI The SpiritSpout
1041
CHAPTER 53
1047
Monstrous Pictures of Whales
1073
Of Whales in Paint in Teeth
1082
Squid
1088
The Pequod meets the Virgin
1169
The Honor and Glory of Whaling
1180
Pitchpoling
1186
The Tail
1194
Schools Schoolmasters
1212
Heads or Tails
1220
Ambergris
1230
CHAPTER 94
1238
CHAPTER 96
1244
Stowing Down Clearing
1250
The Pequod meets the Samuel Enderby
1259
The Decanter
1266
CHAPTER 123
1340
The Log and Line
1348
Ahab and the Carpenter
1356
The Cabin Ahab and
1363
The Pequod meets the Delight
1370
CHAPTER 133
1377
The Chase Second
1387
The Chase Third
1396
EPILOGUE
1408
Chronology
1409
CHAPTER 17
1420
Notes
1423
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Herman Melville (1819-1891) sailed as an ordinary seaman in the Pacific as a young man, turning these experiences into a series of romances that launched his literary career. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts, and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick. Literary success soon faded, his complexity increasingly alienating readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and unknown until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.

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