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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by Herman Melville - Project Gutenberg
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. More than just the tale of a voyage, the story passionately probes man's soul.
by Herman Melville - Dix, Edwards & Co.
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by Herman Melville - Harper & Brothers
A sequel to Melville's first South Sea narrative Typee. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti.
by Herman Melville - L. C. Page and Co.
Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is based on the author's actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in 1842, and is liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction from other books.