Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

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by Herman Melville
     
 

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Herman Melville drew upon his experiences as a sailor in the South Seas for this 1847 work. Omoo takes its title from a Polynesian term referring to a rover--someone who wanders from island to island, as Melville did over a three-month period.

Resuming his narrative where Typee left off, the author recounts his rescue from an island of cannibals by a British whaler

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