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Redburn. His First Voyage Being the Sailor Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman in the Merchant Navy

By Herman Melville
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  • Redburn. His First Voyage
  • Herman Melville
    • I. HOW WELLINGBOROUGH REDBURN'S TASTE FOR THE SEA WAS BORN AND BRED IN HIM
    • II. REDBURN'S DEPARTURE FROM HOME
    • III. HE ARRIVES IN TOWN
    • IV. HOW HE DISPOSED OF HIS FOWLING-PIECE
    • V. HE PURCHASES HIS SEA-WARDROBE, AND ON A DISMAL RAINY DAY PICKS UP HIS BOARD AND LODGING ALONG THE WHARVES
    • VI. HE IS INITIATED IN THE BUSINESS OF CLEANING OUT THE PIG-PEN, AND SLUSHING DOWN THE TOP-MAST
    • VII. HE GETS TO SEA AND FEELS VERY BAD
    • VIII. HE IS PUT INTO THE LARBOARD WATCH; GETS SEA-SICK; AND RELATES SOME OTHER OF HIS EXPERIENCES
    • IX. THE SAILORS BECOMING A LITTLE SOCIAL, REDBURN CONVERSES WITH THEM
    • X. HE IS VERY MUCH FRIGHTENED; THE SAILORS ABUSE HIM; AND HE BECOMES MISERABLE AND FORLORN
    • XI. HE HELPS WASH THE DECKS, AND THEN GOES TO BREAKFAST
    • XII. HE GIVES SOME ACCOUNT OF ONE OF HIS SHIPMATES CALLED JACKSON
    • XII. HE HAS A FINE DAY AT SEA, BEGINS TO LIKE IT; BUT CHANGES HIS MIND
    • XIV. HE CONTEMPLATES MAKING A SOCIAL CALL ON THE CAPTAIN IN HIS CABIN
    • XV. THE MELANCHOLY STATE OF HIS WARDROBE
    • XVI. AT DEAD OF NIGHT HE IS SENT UP TO LOOSE THE MAIN-SKYSAIL
    • XVII. THE COOK AND STEWARD
    • XVIII. HE ENDEAVORS TO IMPROVE HIS MIND; AND TELLS OF ONE BLUNT AND HIS DREAM BOOK
    • XIX. A NARROW ESCAPE
    • XX. IN A FOG HE IS SET TO WORK AS A BELL-TOLLER, AND BEHOLDS A HERD OF OCEAN-ELEPHANTS
    • XXI. A WHALEMAN AND A MAN-OF-WAR'S-MAN
    • XXII. THE HIGHLANDER PASSES A WRECK
    • XXIII. AN UNACCOUNTABLE CABIN-PASSENGER, AND A MYSTERIOUS YOUNG LADY
    • XXIV. HE BEGINS TO HOP ABOUT IN THE RIGGING LIKE A SAINT JAGO's MONKEY
    • XXV. QUARTER-DECK FURNITURE
    • XXVI. A SAILOR A JACK OF ALL TRADES
    • XXVII. HE GETS A PEEP AT IRELAND, AND AT LAST ARRIVES AT LIVERPOOL
    • XXVIII. HE GOES TO SUPPER AT THE SIGN OF THE BALTIMORE CLIPPER
    • XXIX. REDBURN DEFERENTIALLY DISCOURSES CONCERNING THE PROSPECTS OF SAILORS
    • XXX. REDBURN GROWS INTOLERABLY FLAT AND STUPID OVER SOME OUTLANDISH OLD GUIDE-BOOKS
    • XXXI. WITH HIS PROSY OLD GUIDE-BOOK, HE TAKES A PROSY STROLL THROUGH THE TOWN
    • XXXII. THE DOCKS
    • XXXIII. THE SALT-DROGHERS, AND GERMAN EMIGRANT SHIPS
    • XXXIV. THE IRRAWADDY
    • XXXV. GALLIOTS, COAST-OF-GUINEA-MAN, AND FLOATING CHAPEL
    • XXXVI. THE OLD CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS, AND THE DEAD-HOUSE
    • XXXVII. WHAT REDBURN SAW IN LAUNCELOTT'S-HEY
    • XXXVIII. THE DOCK-WALL BEGGARS
    • XXXIX. THE BOOBLE-ALLEYS OF THE TOWN
    • XL. PLACARDS, BRASS-JEWELERS, TRUCK-HORSES, AND STEAMERS
    • XLI. REDBURN ROVES ABOUT HITHER AND THITHER
    • XLII. HIS ADVENTURE WITH THE CROSS OLD GENTLEMAN
    • XLIII. HE TAKES A DELIGHTFUL RAMBLE INTO THE COUNTRY; AND MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF THREE ADORABLE CHARMERS
    • XLIV. REDBURN INTRODUCES MASTER HARRY BOLTON TO THE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE READER
    • XLV. HARRY BOLTON KIDNAPS REDBURN, AND CARRIES HIM OFF TO LONDON
    • XLVI. A MYSTERIOUS NIGHT IN LONDON
    • XLVII. HOMEWARD BOUND
    • XLVIII. A LIVING CORPSE
    • XLIX. CARLO
    • L. HARRY BOLTON AT SEA
    • LI. THE EMIGRANTS
    • LII. THE EMIGRANTS' KITCHEN
    • LIII. THE HORATII AND CURIATII
    • LIV. SOME SUPERIOR OLD NAIL-ROD AND PIG-TAIL
    • LV. DRAWING NIGH TO THE LAST SCENE IN JACKSON'S CAREER
    • LVI. UNDER THE LEE OF THE LONG-BOAT, REDBURN AND HARRY HOLD CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNION
    • LVII. ALMOST A FAMINE
    • LVIII. THOUGH THE HIGHLANDER PUTS INTO NO HARBOR AS YET; SHE HERE AND THERE LEAVES MANY OF HER PASSENGERS BEHIND
    • LIX. THE LAST END OF JACKSON
    • LX. HOME AT LAST
    • LXI. REDBURN AND HABBY, ARM IN ARM, IN HARBOR
    • LXII. THE LAST THAT WAS EVER HEARD OF HARRY BOLTON
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