Originally published in 1892. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
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One of Melville's most popular novels during his lifetime—and the subject of renewed interest in recent decades—White-Jacket is both a brisk sea adventure and a powerful social critique. Based on Melville's own experiences, it explores the fascinating and often harrowing world of a naval fighting ship, the Neversink. The ship becomes for Melville a microcosm of America itself; its hierarchy, social divisions, and cruel practices suggest larger injustices, including slavery.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the definitive Northwestern-Newberry Edition.From the Back Cover:
The aim of this edition of 'White-Jacket, ' the fifth volume in the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of 'The Writings of Herman Melville, ' is to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits.
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Book Description Cornell University Library, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 386 pages. 7.25x5.00x0.97 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1112294929