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White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,621 Sterne; 58 Bewertungen)

This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White) (17 hr 30 min)

Chapters

I - Preface and The Jacket

7:02

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II - Homeward Bound

4:53

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III - A Glance At The Principal Divisions, Into Which A Man-of-War's Crew Is Di…

13:46

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IV - Jack Chase

13:29

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V - Jack Chase on a Spanish Quarter-Deck;VI - The Quarter-Deck Officers, Warran…

30:30

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VII - Breakfast, Dinner, And Supper

7:36

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VIII - Selvagee Contrasted With Mad-Jack

11:32

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IX - Of The Pockets That Were In The Jacket;X - From Pockets To Pickpockets

11:37

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XI - The Pursuit of Poetry Under Difficulties

11:39

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XII - The Good or Bad Temper of Men-of-War's Men, In a Great Degree, Attributab…

15:03

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XIII - A Man-of-War Hermit In A Mob

7:54

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XIV - A Draught In A Man-of-War;XV - A Salt-Junk Club In A Man-of-War, With A N…

29:35

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XVI - General Training In A Man-of-War

20:04

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XVII - Away! Second, Third, and Fourth Cutters, Away!

7:30

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XVIII - A Man-of-War Full As A Nut

4:03

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XIX - The Jacket Aloft

8:52

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XX - How They Sleep In A Man of War

6:59

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XXI - One Reason Why Men-of-War's Men Are, Generally, Short-Lived

8:24

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XXII - Wash-Day And House-Cleaning In A Man-Of-War

11:27

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XXIII - Theatricals In A Man-of-War

17:58

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XXIV - Introductory To Cape Horn

10:43

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XXV - The Dog-Days Off Cape Horn

10:53

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XXVI - The Pitch of the Cape

16:20

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XXVII - Some Thoughts Growing Out Of Mad Jack's Countermanding His Superior's O…

13:28

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XVIII - Edging Away

9:09

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XXIX - The Night-Watches

9:27

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XXX - A Peep Through a Port-Hole at the Subterranean Parts of a Man-of-War

9:28

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XXXI - The Gunner Under Hatches

11:16

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XXXII - A Dish of Dunderfunk

5:52

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XXXIII - A Flogging

13:27

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XXXIV - Some of the Evil Effects of Flogging

11:25

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XXXV - Flogging Not Lawful

11:41

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XXXVI - Flogging Not Necessary

13:38

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XXXVII - Some Superior Old "London Dock" From the Wine-Coolers of Neptune

6:05

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XXXVIII - The Chaplain and Chapel In A Man-of-War

10:49

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XXXIX - The Frigate In Harbour.--The Boats.--Grand State Reception of The Commo…

15:05

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XL - Some of the Ceremonies in a Man-of-War Unnecessary and Injurious

4:26

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XLI - A Man-of-War Library

6:55

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XLII - Killing Time In A Man-of-War In Harbour

17:54

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XLIII - Smuggling In A Man-of-War

15:24

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XLIV - A Knave In Office In A Man-of-War

27:10

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XLV - Publishing Poetry In A Man-of-War

4:23

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XLVI - The Commodore on the Poop, And One of 'The People" Under the Hands of th…

13:20

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XLVII - An Auction In A Man-of-War

16:51

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XLVIII - Purser, Purser's Steward, And Postmaster In A Man-of-War

8:11

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XLIX - Rumors Of A War, And How They Were Received By The Population Of The Nev…

6:57

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L - The Bay of All Beauties

8:08

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LI - One of "The People" Has An Audience With The Commodore And The Captain On …

7:58

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LII - Something Concerning Midshipmen

14:25

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LIII - Seafaring Persons Peculiarly Subject To Being Under The Weather.--The Ef…

7:18

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LIV - The People Are Given "Liberty"

13:36

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LV - Midshipmen Entering The Navy Early

5:56

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LVI - A Shore Emperor On Board A Man-Of-War

12:14

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LVII - The Emperor Reviews The People At Quarters

6:02

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LVIII - A Quarter-Deck Officer Before The Mast

4:42

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LIX - A Man-Of-War Button Divides Two Brothers

8:33

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LX - A Man-Of-War's-Man Shot At

4:50

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LXI - The Surgeon Of The Fleet

11:40

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LXII - A Consultation Of Man-Of-War Surgeons

7:35

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LXIII - The Operation

28:06

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LXIV - Man-Of-War Trophies

6:24

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LXV - A Man-Of-War Race

14:45

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LXVI - Fun In A Man-Of-War

8:27

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LXVII - White-Jacket Arraigned At The Mast

12:58

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LXVIII - A Man-Of-War Fountain, And Other Things

10:11

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LXIX - Prayers At The Guns

12:22

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LXX - Monthly Muster Round The Capstan

13:24

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LXXI - The Genealogy Of The Articles Of War

7:52

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LXXII - "Herein Are The Good Ordinances Of The Sea, Which Wise Men, Who Voyaged…

16:46

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LXXIII - Night And Day Gambling In A Man-Of-War

13:11

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LXXIV - The Main-Top At Night

21:50

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LXXV - "Sink, Burn, And Destroy."--Printed Admiralty Orders In Time of War

12:43

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LXXVI - The Chains

9:07

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LXXVII - The Hospital In A Man-Of-War

19:08

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LXXVIII - Dismal Times In The Mess

6:13

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LXXIX - How Man-Of-War's Men Die At Sea

8:35

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LXXX - The Last Stitch

7:52

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LXXXI - How They Bury A Man-Of-War's Man At Sea

2:49

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LXXXII - What Remains Of A Man-Of-War's Man After His Burial At Sea

3:15

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LXXXIII - A Man-Of-War College

13:01

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LXXXIV - Man-Of-War Barbers

13:58

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LXXXV - The Great Massacre of the Beards

20:51

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LXXXVI - The Rebels Brought To The Mast

5:07

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LXXXVII - Old Ushant At The Gangway

12:36

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LXXXVIII - Flogging Through The Fleet

10:12

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LXXXIX - The Social State In A Man-Of-War

8:26

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XC - The Manning Of Navies

27:08

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XCI - Smoking-Club In A Man-Of-War, With Scenes On The Gun-Deck Drawing Near Ho…

14:55

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XCII - The Last Of The Jacket

11:35

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XCIII - Cable And Anchor All Clear

7:30

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The End

6:34

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Bewertungen

white jacket

(4 Sterne)

loved it. no real plot to speak of, but wonderful documentary on 19th cent. shipboard life. save this for a very long drive. ok to zone out here and still get back into it. listen for gems of commentary on the inequality of parallel systems of justice, and the senseless nature of armed conflict.

Fantastic book, Great narration

(5 Sterne)

Not a huge fan of Melville but this book was great and the narration was fantastic.

this is a truly great reader, although he mispronounces a few

(4 Sterne)

nautical terms.,

wonderful account of life on board a man o'war. Superbly read

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

I love sea tales and this doesn't disappoint. Very well read!

long book

(4 Sterne)

Great book, but it's as long or longer than most modern trilogies. I would love to own it in long form, archival hard print, hard cover. I doubt that it is still in print in its original long form today, and I'm so torn up by my many allergens I no longer even stand inside a used book store or an antique furniture shop. Sorry, this would almost be worth spending the next 10 days in ICU to have a long copy of, too. It's so not worth taking a chance on it being my last 10 days alive.