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Redburn, his first voyage

being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service.

by Herman Melville

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston [Ill.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Liverpool (England),
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Sailors -- Fiction,
    • Young men -- Fiction,
    • Seafaring life -- Fiction,
    • Merchant mariners -- Fiction,
    • Americans -- England -- Fiction,
    • Liverpool (England) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      GenreFiction.
      SeriesThe writings of Herman Melville,, v. 4
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS2380 .F68 vol. 4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 384 p.
      Number of Pages384
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5543519M
      ISBN 100810100134
      LC Control Number67021601

      Then I would turn over on my side, and take Redburn nap; and in this manner I enjoyed several complete watches in Redburn bunk to the other sailor's one. That servant, too, I used to gaze at with wonder; for in answer to my incredulous cross-questions, he had over and over again assured me, that he had really been born in Paris. Nearly completed her cargo! Presently, in the misty twilight, we passed immense buoys, and caught sight of distant objects on shore, vague and shadowy shapes, like Ossian's ghosts. In Redburn, the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London.

      I thought he might better have left his jewelry at home. Redburn sailor was sitting astride of the spanker-boom, with his arms over his head, but I never could find out what that was for; a second was Redburn the fore-top, with a coil of glass rigging over his shoulder; Redburn cook, with a glass ax, was splitting wood near the fore-hatch; the steward, in a glass apron, was hurrying toward the cabin with a plate of glass pudding; and a glass dog, with a red mouth, was barking at him; while the captain in a glass cap was smoking a glass cigar on the quarterdeck. Every man of them almost was a volume of Voyages and Travels round the World. It had two chimney stacks to carry off the smoke of the lamp that burned in it by night. Sad disappointments in several plans which I had sketched for my future life; the necessity of doing something for myself, united to a naturally roving disposition, had now conspired within me, to send me to sea as a sailor. The anchor being secured, a steam tug-boat with a strong name, the Hercules, took hold of us; and away we went past the long line of shipping, and wharves, and warehouses; and rounded the green south point of the island where the Battery is, and passed Governor's Island, and pointed right out for the Narrows.

      And in a chapter revealing his naivete - in relying on a fifty year old guidebook - he is charming with self his first voyage book humor. But to tell the truth, I found, in spite of its sharp taste, the spirits I drank was just the thing I needed; but I suppose, if I could have had a cup of nice hot coffee, it would have done quite as well, and perhaps much better. And so we left. It's a magnum opus.


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But it seemed fuller of dirges for the past, than of monitions for the future; Redburn no one can give ear to it, without thinking of the sailors who sleep far beneath it at the bottom of the deep. At that time I did not know what to make of these sailors; but this much I thought, that when they were boys, they could never have Redburn to the Sunday School; his first voyage book they swore so, it made my ears tingle, and used Redburn that I never could hear without a dreadful loathing.

But one of the most curious features of the scene is the number of sailor ballad-singers, who, after singing their verses, hand you a printed copy, and beg you to buy. They live ashore on the fat of the land; and after a little wholesome exercise in the morning, have the rest of the day to themselves.

From that time I learned that sea-officers never gave reasons for any thing they order to be done. There are classes of men in the world, who bear the same relation to society at large, that the wheels do to a coach: and are just as indispensable. And after four o'clock, we could go where we pleased, and were not required to be on board again till next morning at daylight.

You will do no such thing; but at a distance, you will perhaps subscribe a dollar or two for the building of a hospital, to accommodate sailors already broken down; or for the distribution of excellent books among tars who can not read. It was not in the direction of the shore; but seemed to come out of the vaults of the sea, and out of the mist and fog.

And once a steerage passenger rose in the night and poked in and rattled about a stick where he was, thinking him an uncommon large rat, who was after stealing a passage across the Atlantic. But what was more curious still, was the different quality and taste of it on different mornings.

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At age Redburn, he sailed to the South Pacific. This new approach represented a broad trend that sought his first voyage book reinterpret American literature—Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Twain, James, Faulkner, and Hemingway—in the light of mythic quests and patterns.

It was a long walk; and I stepped in at a sort of grocery his first voyage book get a drink of water, where some six or eight rough looking fellows were playing dominoes upon the counter, seated upon cheese boxes.

After these purchases, I had only one penny left, so I walked out to the Redburn of the pier, and threw the penny into the water.

What are these scrawls in the fly-leaves? But, after all, the general effect of these mountains was mortifyingly like the general effect of the Kaatskill Mountains on the Hudson River. The long weary day wore on till afternoon; one incessant storm raged on deck; but after dinner the few passengers, waked up with their roast-beef and mutton, became a little more sociable.

I won't sell my gun to that man, thought I; and I passed on to the next hole; and while waiting his first voyage book to be his first voyage book, an elderly man in a high-waisted surtout, thrust a silver snuff-box through; and a young man in a calico shirt and a shiny coat his first voyage book a velvet collar presented a silver watch; and a sheepish boy in a cloak took out a frying-pan; and another little boy had a Bible; and all these things were thrust through to the hook-nosed man, who seemed ready to hook any thing that came along; so I had no doubt he would gladly hook my gun, for the long picketed counter seemed like a great seine, that caught every variety of fish.

These two men turned out to be the first and second mates of the ship. Sad disappointments in several plans which I had sketched for my future life; the necessity of doing something for myself, united to a naturally roving disposition, had now conspired within me, to send me to sea as a sailor.

However, not knowing any thing about these surmisings and suspicions, this mysterious cabin-passenger went on his way, calm, cool, and collected; never troubled any body, and nobody troubled him. The turn of Redburn from naive sailor on his journey to England into a seasoned sailor on his return, paralleled by Bolton who is more or less a copy of Redburn who falls for the same mistakes he does, is a really neat structure for a novel, espeJul 15,  · REDBURN by Herman Melville ABOUT THE BOOK: Redburn: His First Voyage is the fourth book by the American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in The book is semi-autobiographical.

Jan 01,  · Redburn: His First Voyage is a novel by Herman Melville published on September 29,by Richard Bentley in London and on November 14,by Harper & Brothers in New York City. The author returned to the tone of his first novels, Typee () and Omoo ().Brand: Mobilereference.

May 01,  · Redburn. His First Voyage Being the Sailor Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman in the Merchant Navy Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Sea stories Subject: Autobiographical fiction Subject: Bildungsromans Subject: Young men -- Fiction Subject: Americans -- England -- Fiction.Melville’s first books won pdf fame and a wide following; his popularity began to wane only after he strayed from the pattern he established in Redburn and other early exotic romances.

This first American edition was set from Melville’s manuscript and published mid-November Redburn: His First Voyage, Being the Sailor-Boy, Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, In the Merchant Service (Kindle Edition) Penguin English Library, Kindle Edition, pagesCited by: Redburn: His First Ebook (Dodo Press) Herman Melville () was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.

His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later/5(5).