Typee: a peep at Polynesian life during four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas

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Rare Bird Books,
Pub. Date:
2012.
Language:
English
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At one time the most popular of Melville's works, Typee was known as a travelogue that idealized and romanticized a mysterious South Sea island for readers in the ruthless, industrial, "civilized" world of the nineteenth century. But Melville's story of Tommo, the Yankee sailor who enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva, is also a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's own Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual.

This edition of Typee, which reproduces the definitive text and the complete, never-before-published manuscript reading text, includes invaluable explanatory commentary by John Bryant.

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Full title typee a peep at polynesian life during four months residence in a valley of the marquesas
Author melville herman
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subject_facet Fiction, Indigenous peoples -- Fiction, Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction
title_display Typee a peep at Polynesian life during four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas
title_full Typee [classic] : a peep at Polynesian life during four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas / Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant
title_short Typee
title_sub a peep at Polynesian life during four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas
topic_facet Indigenous peoples, Sailors