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The author of the book: Herman Melville
Language: English
ISBN: 1495974219
ISBN 13: 9781495974212
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 22.66 MB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: February 17th 2014

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*Watersgreen House Classic Editions' Herman Melville Collection places Melville's early novels in the canon of gay literature. *"Jack Chase, the educated, manly friend in White Jacket, was an actual shipmate never to be forgotten. ... Chase stayed in the heart, forever cherished, the only unwavering, beyond the fami-ly, friendship of Melville's life. In White Jacket he is addressed: 'Wherever you may now be rolling over the blue billows, dear Jack! take my best love along with you, and God bless you, wherever you go!' The same sense of the beloved lost wanderer will forty years later illuminate the dedication to Billy Budd: 'To Jack Chase, Englishman/Wherever that great heart may now be/Here on Earth or harbored in Paradise'." --Elizabeth Hardwick, "Melville in Love," The New York Review of Books, 2000 "What startled me most about White-Jacket, though, is how contemporary his descriptions of sea life sound. Many of the Neversink crewmen will be instantly familiar to anyone who's served in modern U.S. Navy surface ships, the passage of time and advances in technology notwithstanding. ... The contemporary feel to Melville's storytelling speaks volumes about why navies are the tradition-bound services they are. White-Jacket makes a great read, both for old salts indulging their nostalgia and for landlubbers who want to catch sight of life on the raging foam." --James R. Holmes, The Diplomat, 2013

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Ebook White-Jacket: The World in a Man-Of-War read Online! 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. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.

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