Penguin Classics: Typee: A Peep At Polynesian Life

Penguin Classics: Typee: A Peep At Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
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ISBN
9780140434880
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
376
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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.
ISBN:
9780140434880
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 2000
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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