Redburn

Redburn

His First Voyage : Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-gentleman, in the Merchant Service

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Drawn from Melville's own adolescent experience aboard a merchant ship, Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence unlike anything else in Melville's fiction. In her Introduction, Elizabeth Hardwick writes, " Redburn is rich in masterful portraits--a gallery of wild colors, pretensions and falsehoods, fleeting associations of unexpected tenderness. . . . Redburn is not a document; it is a work of art by the unexpected genius of a sailor, Herman Melville."

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition of 1849.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Edition: 2002 Modern Library pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780375760044
0375760040
Branch Call Number: MELVILLE
Characteristics: xix, 382 pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Redburn

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