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Typee: a peep at Polynesian life.

Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.

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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."
  • "Typee (originally subtitled A Peep at Polynesian Life), catapulted Herman Melville to fame at the age of 27 upon its publication in 1846. Ostensibly a novel, the story is closely based on the authors four-month sojourn with a group of South Sea Islanders, the Typees, after he and a companion deserted their whaling ship. Initially the two Americans are charmed and fascinated by the exotic life of the Typees -- their physical beauty, the regal bearing of their warriors, the gracefulness of their women -- and embrace with enthusiasm their food and customs. And yet the land of the Typees is not quite paradise: the two men are guests who may not leave, and gradually they learn of customs of a more chilling nature, making their escape from this tropical paradise a necessity. After a century and a half, the freshness of Melville's vision is still appealing, while the moral perceptions the narrator draws from his experiences foreshadow the author's profound concerns in later works. - Back cover."
  • "Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago."
  • "Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago."@en
  • "Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago."
  • "Typee is American writer Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands and the title comes from a valley there called Tai Pi Vai. It was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; for 19th century readers his career seemed to go downhill afterwards, but during the early 20th century it was seen as just the beginning of a career that peaked with Moby-Dick. At first Typee provoked disbelief among its readers until two years after its publication the events were corr."@en

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