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Typee
     

Typee

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by Herman Melville
 

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Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated..
. THE SEA�LONGINGS FOR SHORE�A LAND-SICK SHIP�DESTINATION OF THE VOYAGERS�THE MARQUESAS�ADVENTURE OF A MISSIONARY'S WIFE AMONG THE

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Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated..
. THE SEA�LONGINGS FOR SHORE�A LAND-SICK SHIP�DESTINATION OF THE VOYAGERS�THE MARQUESAS�ADVENTURE OF A MISSIONARY'S WIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES�CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTE OF THE QUEEN OF NUKUHEVA

Six months at sea! Yes, reader, as I live, six months out of sight of land; cruising after the sperm-whale beneath the scorching sun of the Line, and tossed on the billows of the wide-rolling Pacific�the sky above, the sea around, and nothing else! Weeks and weeks ago our fresh provisions were all exhausted.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148762256
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/08/2015
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 � September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His earliest novels were bestsellers, but his popularity declined later in his life. By the time of his death he had virtually been forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick � largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and responsible for Melville's drop in popularity � was rediscovered in the 20th century as a literary masterpiece. Source: Wikipedia
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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 1, 1819
Date of Death:
September 28, 1891
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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Typee 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone very interested in Polynesia, at the time of European contact, this book is a fascinating view at a Marquesan society barely in touch with the European whalers, adventurers and missionaries who had landed on the shores of this archipelago. As is well known, Melville is a wonderful writer and a very careful observer. Even though some parts of his narrative are fiction, his description of Marquesan life in the 1840's is very credible in light of what is now known about Polynesians at that time. While his language abounds in the ethnocentric vernacular of that time, he gives his native captors and usually gracious hosts, as well as their way of life, the respect they were due. Typee is rightfully considered a classic in literature on the South Pacific, as is it's sequel, Omoo, on Tahiti. I highly recommend both books.
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Maggie the youngish girl walks in looking around.
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Kain stedily walks in his eyes wandering as his 'friends' dared him to come hear
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*Falls to the floor.* Ow... *Pushes himself to his feet.* You got a problem, lady?
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Opens the door naked
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