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White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War

By Melville, Herman

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Reproduction Date: 2011

Title: White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War  
Author: Melville, Herman
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Sea stories
Collections: Audio Books Collection, White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War
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1850
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Melville, H. (1850). White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White)

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Fiction, Sea stories

 
 



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