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Wellingborough Redburn is a sailor who finds a job on the Highlander, a merchant ship setting off from New York City port for Lisbon. The book is taken straight out of the life of the author himself and the experiences he had at sea.
What makes this book stand out?
Being one of the best sea-novels out there, it brings to you the always-mysterious sea world in an intriguing, touching and informative narrative.
Read it for
Melville’s in-depth and exploratory voice unraveling the things that happen on the dock of a ship in the 1800s.
Don't read it for
It might get too detailed and descriptive in places to hold your attention.