White Jacket - Herman Melville

White Jacket

By Herman Melville

  • Release Date: 1850-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
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White-jacket is a sailor on the U. S. frigate Neversink. His nickname derives from a jacket stitched together from leftover scraps of rags. This jacket makes the other sailors superstitious and as the ship heads towards Antarctica his mess group kicks him out and he joins another group, serving under the much-liked petty officer, Jack Chase.