Omoo

Omoo

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by Herman Melville
     
 

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Omoo is a classic novel about the Adventures in the South Seas written by Herman Melville and first published in 1847. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville’s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing…  See more details below

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Omoo is a classic novel about the Adventures in the South Seas written by Herman Melville and first published in 1847. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville’s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colourful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.

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ISBN-13:
2940013809529
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
413 KB

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