|White-Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, usually referred to as White-Jacket, is an 1850 novel by Herman Melville. Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman on the USS United States from 1843 to 1844 and stories that other sailors told him, the novel is severely critical of virtually every aspect of American naval life. — Excerpted from White-Jacket on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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- Chapter I. The Jacket.
- Chapter II. Homeward Bound.
- Chapter III. A Glance at the Principal Divisions, Into Which a Man-of-War's Crew is Divided.
- Chapter IV. Jack Chase.
- Chapter V. Jack Chase on a Spanish Quarter-Deck.
- Chapter VI. The Quarter-Deck Officers, Warrant Officers, and Berth-Deck Underlings of a Man-of-War; Where They Live in the Ship; How They Live; Their Social Standing on Ship-Board; and What Sort of Gentlemen they Are.
- Chapter VII. Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper.
- Chapter VIII. Selvagee Contrasted with Mad-Jack.
- Chapter IX. Of the Pockets that Were in the Jacket.
- Chapter X. From Pockets to Pickpockets.
- Chapter XI. The Pursuit of Poetry Under Difficulties.
- Chapter XII. The Good or Bad Temper of Men-of-War's Men, in a Great Degree, Attributable to Their Particular Stations and Duties Aboard Ship.
- Chapter XIII. A Man-of-War Hermit in a Mob.
- Chapter XIV. A Draught in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XV. A Salt-Junk Club in a Man-of-War, With a Notice to Quit.
- Chapter XVI. General Training in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XVII. Away! Second, Third, and Fourth Cutters, Away!
- Chapter XVIII. A Man-of-War Full as a Nut.
- Chapter XIX. The Jacket Aloft.
- Chapter XX. How They Sleep in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XXI. One Reason Why Men-of-War's Men are, Generally, Short-Lived.
- Chapter XXII. Wash-Day and House-Cleaning in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XXIII. Theatricals in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XXIV. Introductory to Cape Horn.
- Chapter XXV. The Dog-Days off Cape Horn.
- Chapter XXVI. The Pitch of the Cape.
- Chapter XXVII. Some Thoughts Growing out of Mad-Jack's Countermanding His Superior's Order.
- Chapter XXVIII. Edging Away.
- Chapter XXIX. The Night-Watches.
- Chapter XXX. A Peep Through a Port-Hole at the Subterranean Parts of a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XXXI. The Gunner Under Hatches.
- Chapter XXXII. A Dish of Dunderfunk.
- Chapter XXXIII. A Flogging.
- Chapter XXXIV. Some of the Evil Effects of Flogging.
- Chapter XXXV. Flogging Not Lawful.
- Chapter XXXVI. Flogging Not Necessary.
- Chapter XXXVII. Some Superior Old "London-Dock" from the Wine-Coolers of Neptune.
- Chapter XXXVIII. The Chaplain and Chapel in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XXXIX. The Frigate in Harbour.--The Boats.--Grand State Reception of the Commodore.
- Chapter XL. Some of the Ceremonies in a Man-of-War Unnecessary and Injurious.
- Chapter XLI. A Man-of-War Library.
- Chapter XLII. Killing Time in a Man-of-War in Harbour.
- Chapter XLIII. Smuggling in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XLIV. A Knave in Office in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XLV. Publishing Poetry in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XLVI. The Commodore on the Poop, and One of "The People" Under the Hands of the Surgeon.
- Chapter XLVII. An Auction in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XLVIII. Purser, Purser's Steward, and Postmaster in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XLIX. Rumours of a War, and How They Were Received by the Population of the Neversink.
- Chapter L. The Bay of All Beauties.
- Chapter LI. One of "The People" Has an Audience with the Commodore and the Captain on the Quarter-Deck.
- Chapter LII. Something Concerning Midshipmen.
- Chapter LIII. Seafaring Persons Peculiarly Subject to Being Under the Weather.--The Effects of This Upon a Man-of-War Captain.
- Chapter LIV. "The People" are Given "Liberty".
- Chapter LV. Midshipmen Entering the Navy Early.
- Chapter LVI. A Shore Emperor on Board a Man-of-War.
- Chapter LVII. The Emperor Reviews the People at Quarters.
- Chapter LVIII. A Quarter-Deck Officer Before the Mast.
- Chapter LIX. A Man-of-War Button Divides Two Brothers.
- Chapter LX. A Man-of-War's Man Shot At.
- Chapter LXI. The Surgeon of the Fleet.
- Chapter LXII. A Consultation of Man-of-War Surgeons.
- Chapter LXIII. The Operation.
- Chapter LXIV. Man-of-War Trophies.
- Chapter LXV. A Man-of-War Race.
- Chapter LXVI. Fun in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter LXVII. White-Jacket Arraigned at the Mast.
- Chapter LXVIII. A Man-of-War Fountain, and Other Things.
- Chapter LXIX. Prayers at the Guns.
- Chapter LXX. Monthly Muster Round the Capstan.
- Chapter LXXI. The Genealogy of the Articles of War.
- Chapter LXXII. "HEREIN ARE THE GOOD ORDINANCES OF THE SEA, WHICH WISE MEN, WHO VOYAGED ROUND THE WORLD, GAVE TO OUR ANCESTORS, AND WHICH CONSTITUTE THE BOOKS OF THE SCIENCE OF GOOD CUSTOMS."--The Consulate of the Sea.
- Chapter LXXIII. Night and Day Gambling in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter LXXIV. The Main-Top at Night.
- Chapter LXXV. "SINK, BURN, AND DESTROY."--Printed Admiralty orders in time of war.
- Chapter LXXVI. The Chains.
- Chapter LXXVII. The Hospital in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter LXXVIII. Dismal Times in the Mess.
- Chapter LXXIX. How Man-of-War's-Men Die at Sea.
- Chapter LXXX. The Last Stitch.
- Chapter LXXXI. How They Bury a Man-of-War's-Man at Sea.
- Chapter LXXXII. What Remains of a Man-of-War's-Man After His Burial at Sea.
- Chapter LXXXIII. A Man-of-War College.
- Chapter LXXXIV. Man-of-War Barbers.
- Chapter LXXXV. The Great Massacre of the Beards.
- Chapter LXXXVI. The Rebels Brought to the Mast.
- Chapter LXXXVII. Old Ushant at the Gangway.
- Chapter LXXXVIII. Flogging Through the Fleet.
- Chapter LXXXIX. The Social State in a Man-of-War.
- Chapter XC. The Manning of Navies.
- Chapter XCI. Smoking-Club in a Man-of-War, With Scenes on the Gun-Deck Drawing Near Home.
- Chapter XCII. The Last of the Jacket.
- Chapter XCIII. Cable and Anchor All Clear.
- The End.
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