Redburn. His First Voyage

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Redburn. His First Voyage
by Herman Melville

Being the Sailor Boy
Confessions and Reminiscences
Of the Son-Of-A-Gentleman
In the Merchant Navy

Contents[edit]

  • Chapter I HOW WELLINGBOROUGH REDBURN’S TASTE FOR THE SEA WAS BORN AND BRED IN HIM
  • Chapter II REDBURN’S DEPARTURE FROM HOME
  • Chapter III HE ARRIVES IN TOWN
  • Chapter IV HOW HE DISPOSED OF HIS FOWLING-PIECE
  • Chapter V HE PURCHASES HIS SEA-WARDROBE, AND ON A DISMAL RAINY DAY PICKS UP HIS BOARD AND LODGING ALONG THE WHARVES
  • Chapter VI HE IS INITIATED IN THE BUSINESS OF CLEANING OUT THE PIG-PEN, AND SLUSHING DOWN THE TOP-MAST
  • Chapter VII HE GETS TO SEA AND FEELS VERY BAD
  • Chapter VIII HE IS PUT INTO THE LARBOARD WATCH; GETS SEA-SICK; AND RELATES SOME OTHER OF HIS EXPERIENCES
  • Chapter IX THE SAILORS BECOMING A LITTLE SOCIAL, REDBURN CONVERSES WITH THEM
  • Chapter X HE IS VERY MUCH FRIGHTENED; THE SAILORS ABUSE HIM; AND HE BECOMES MISERABLE AND FORLORN
  • Chapter XI HE HELPS WASH THE DECKS, AND THEN GOES TO BREAKFAST
  • Chapter XII HE GIVES SOME ACCOUNT OF ONE OF HIS SHIPMATES CALLED JACKSON
  • Chapter XIII HE HAS A FINE DAY AT SEA, BEGINS TO LIKE IT; BUT CHANGES HIS MIND
  • Chapter XIV HE CONTEMPLATES MAKING A SOCIAL CALL ON THE CAPTAIN IN HIS CABIN
  • Chapter XV THE MELANCHOLY STATE OF HIS WARDROBE
  • Chapter XVI AT DEAD OF NIGHT HE IS SENT UP TO LOOSE THE MAIN-SKYSAIL
  • Chapter XVII THE COOK AND STEWARD
  • Chapter XVIII HE ENDEAVORS TO IMPROVE HIS MIND; AND TELLS OF ONE BLUNT AND HIS DREAM BOOK
  • Chapter XIX A NARROW ESCAPE
  • Chapter XX IN A FOG HE IS SET TO WORK AS A BELL-TOLLER, AND BEHOLDS A HERD OF OCEAN-ELEPHANTS
  • Chapter XXI A WHALEMAN AND A MAN-OF-WAR’S-MAN
  • Chapter XXII THE HIGHLANDER PASSES A WRECK
  • Chapter XXIII AN UNACCOUNTABLE CABIN-PASSENGER, AND A MYSTERIOUS YOUNG LADY
  • Chapter XXIV HE BEGINS TO HOP ABOUT IN THE RIGGING LIKE A SAINT JAGO’s MONKEY
  • Chapter XXV QUARTER-DECK FURNITURE
  • Chapter XXVI A SAILOR A JACK OF ALL TRADES
  • Chapter XXVII HE GETS A PEEP AT IRELAND, AND AT LAST ARRIVES AT LIVERPOOL
  • Chapter XXVIII HE GOES TO SUPPER AT THE SIGN OF THE BALTIMORE CLIPPER
  • Chapter XXIX REDBURN DEFERENTIALLY DISCOURSES CONCERNING THE PROSPECTS OF SAILORS
  • Chapter XXX REDBURN GROWS INTOLERABLY FLAT AND STUPID OVER SOME OUTLANDISH OLD GUIDE-BOOKS
  • Chapter XXXI WITH HIS PROSY OLD GUIDE-BOOK, HE TAKES A PROSY STROLL THROUGH THE TOWN
  • Chapter XXXII THE DOCKS
  • Chapter XXXIII THE SALT-DROGHERS, AND GERMAN EMIGRANT SHIPS
  • Chapter XXXIV THE IRRAWADDY
  • Chapter XXXV GALLIOTS, COAST-OF-GUINEA-MAN, AND FLOATING CHAPEL
  • Chapter XXXVI THE OLD CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, AND THE DEAD-HOUSE
  • Chapter XXXVII WHAT REDBURN SAW IN LAUNCELOTT’S-HEY
  • Chapter XXXVIII THE DOCK-WALL BEGGARS
  • Chapter XXXIX THE BOOBLE-ALLEYS OF THE TOWN
  • Chapter XL PLACARDS, BRASS-JEWELERS, TRUCK-HORSES, AND STEAMERS
  • Chapter XLI REDBURN ROVES ABOUT HITHER AND THITHER
  • Chapter XLII HIS ADVENTURE WITH THE CROSS OLD GENTLEMAN
  • Chapter XLIII HE TAKES A DELIGHTFUL RAMBLE INTO THE COUNTRY; AND MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF THREE ADORABLE CHARMERS
  • Chapter XLIV REDBURN INTRODUCES MASTER HARRY BOLTON TO THE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE READER
  • Chapter XLV HARRY BOLTON KIDNAPS REDBURN, AND CARRIES HIM OFF TO LONDON
  • Chapter XLVI A MYSTERIOUS NIGHT IN LONDON
  • Chapter XLVII HOMEWARD BOUND
  • Chapter XLVIII A LIVING CORPSE
  • Chapter XLIX CARLO
  • Chapter L HARRY BOLTON AT SEA
  • Chapter LI THE EMIGRANTS
  • Chapter LII THE EMIGRANTS’ KITCHEN
  • Chapter LIII THE HORATII AND CURIATII
  • Chapter LIV SOME SUPERIOR OLD NAIL-ROD AND PIG-TAIL
  • Chapter LV 5 DRAWING NIGH TO THE LAST SCENE IN JACKSON’S CAREER
  • Chapter LVI UNDER THE LEE OF THE LONG-BOAT, REDBURN AND HARRY HOLD CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNION
  • Chapter LVII ALMOST A FAMINE
  • Chapter LVIII THOUGH THE HIGHLANDER PUTS INTO NO HARBOR AS YET; SHE HERE AND THERE LEAVES MANY OF HER PASSENGERS BEHIND
  • Chapter LIX THE LAST END OF JACKSON
  • Chapter LX HOME AT LAST
  • Chapter LXI REDBURN AND HABBY, ARM IN ARM, IN HARBOR
  • Chapter LXII THE LAST THAT WAS EVER HEARD OF HARRY BOLTON
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.