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This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the definitive Northwestern-Newberry Edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book makes me not only admire Melville the author but love Melville the man.
'White-Jacket' contains far too much content that doesn't add to the allegory, and some of it clearly is not even meant to.
This book is a good read for anyone looking for a more indepth look at what naval life was/is like.
This book had the same effect on me as Moby Dick. I felt I would be able to perform any job aboard one of those frigates or whaleships. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kbuck
I found this edition unreadable. Groups of the words in this book edition lack spacing and cluster together causing for difficult reading. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I wanted to celebrate the Fourth of July by reading a classic work of American literature and decided to reread Melville's "White-Jacket", alternatively titled "The World in a... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Robin Friedman
It's often said that, in 'Huckleberry Finn', "life is a river". 'White-Jacket', Herman Melville's fifth novel, may be his take on this: "the world is a ship". Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by thepete8
Reading this book made me realize how much I have in common with the sailors of old in our illustrious Navy. We all hate general quarters. Read morePublished on May 25, 2008 by Bobby K. Daugherty
I feel quite strange presuming to give a numerical rating to a book by one of American literature's greatest authors. Read morePublished on December 11, 2001