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Redburn, His First Voyage: Being the Sailorboy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman in the Merchant Service
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date February 1, 1977
Pages 443
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140431056
ISBN-10 0140431055
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
The hardships of life at sea and the realities of distant cities provide young Redburn with a startling introduction to the world description: Product Description: Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy is far harsher than he ever imagined. Mocked by the crew on board the Highlander for his weakness and bullied by the vicious and merciless sailor Jackson, Wellington must struggle to endure the long journey from New York to Liverpool. But when he does reach England, he is equally horrified by what he finds there: poverty, desperation and moral corruption. Inspired by Melville's own youthful experiences on board a cargo boat, this is a compelling tale of innocence transformed, through bitter experience, into disillusionment. A fascinating sea journal and coming-of-age tale, Redburn provides a unique insight into the mind of one of America's greatest novelists.

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9780140431056 | details & prices | 443 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.00
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