Redburn: His First Voyage
by Herman Melville
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1849
Number of pages: 335
Widely believed to be among Melville's most popular works, 'Redburn, His First Voyage' follows the young Wellingborough Redburn on his first journey at sea. A boy just on the verge of manhood, Redburn's decision to become a sailor is apparently at odds with his gentle upbringing, which has made him in many ways unprepared for the hardships of his chosen profession.
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