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Typee : a romance of the South seas

A romance of the South Seas by Herman Melville "recording the adventures of a whaling voyage in the Pacific. "Typee" (Taipi) is a valley in one of the Marquesas, where Melville was kept captive by the natives. The book, gives a vivid picture of a civilized man in contact with the exotic dreamlike life of the tropics. Its popularity was revived by the South Sea furor of the 1920's.

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  • "Story of Toby"
  • "Omoo"
  • "Narrative of a four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life"@en
  • "Weissjacke"
  • "Typee"@it
  • "Billy Budd"@en

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  • "A semi-autobiographical account of life in the Marquesas Islans in the 1840s."
  • "A romance of the South Seas by Herman Melville "recording the adventures of a whaling voyage in the Pacific. "Typee" (Taipi) is a valley in one of the Marquesas, where Melville was kept captive by the natives. The book, gives a vivid picture of a civilized man in contact with the exotic dreamlike life of the tropics. Its popularity was revived by the South Sea furor of the 1920's."@en
  • "Publisher's description: Almost from the time of its publication in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure. Although initially rejected as too fantastic to be true, Typee was immensely popular and regarded in Melville's lifetime as his best work. It established his reputation as the literary discoverer of the South Seas and inspired the likes of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Two common sailors jump ship and are held in benign captivity by Polynesian natives. Through the narrator's eyes we see a literate (if romanticized) portrait of the people and their culture presented in vivid, even scientific, detail. Melville's racy style and irreverence toward Christian missionaries caused a scandal, and critics denounced the narrator's suggestion that the native life might be superior to that of modern civilization. An adventure story above all, albeit one with a philosophical bent, Typee is a combination of elements that even early in Melville's career hinted at the towering ambition he would fulfill with Moby-Dick."
  • "The young hero jumps ship with a mate and spends four months with the islanders known as Typee - the 'eaters of men.'"
  • "Six months on a whaler with a cruel captain and no land in sight is too much for Tom. When the vessel cruises into the primitive Marquesas, he and his friend jump ship. They plan to hide out with a peaceful tribe, but instead, they stumble into the encampment of the man-eating Typees. The fierce savages treat them with lavish good will -- but the runaways soon learn their benevoolent hosts are also their unyielding captors."@en
  • "This novel, the last one that Melville wrote, is set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day. A Young man, the devil in disguise, enters the steamer and during its voyage down the mighty river he starts confronting the passengers with their deepest fears and prejudices."
  • "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."@en
  • "Roman over het paradijselijke Polynesië."
  • "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."@en
  • "A romance of the South Seas. Some of the evnts resemble some in Melville's own life in the early 1840's."
  • "Melville's first novel was based on his experiences in French Polynesia. Tommo and Toby, tired of an abusive life on the whaling ship, decide to hide on an island. They soon discover the Typees, who bring them into their village with kindness, despite being cannibals. Contrasting the idyllic life of the natives with the corrupting influence of civilization, Typee gives early evidence of Melville's genius."
  • "[The author was more than two years in the South Seas, after escaping from the valley, as recounted in the last chapter. Some time after returning home the foregoing narrative was published, though it was little thought at the time that this would be he means of revealing the existence of Toby, who had long been given up for lost. But so it proved. The story of his escape supplies a natural sequel to the adventure, and as such it is now added to the volume. It was related to the author by Toby himself, not ten days since] New York, July 1846. (Note page)"
  • ""The tale of two roving seamen who find themselves at the mercy of a primitive tribe of cannibals. Prisoners of fate and the savage tribe of typees in the islands of the Marquesas.""
  • "A ROMANCE OF THE SOUTH SEAS RECORDING THE ADVENTURES OF A WHALING VOYAGE IN THE PACIFIC. "TYPEE" (TAIPE) IS A VALLEY IN ONE OF THE MARQUESAS WHERE MELVILLE WAS KEPT CAPTIVE BY THE NATIVES. THIS BOOK GIVES A VIVID PICTURE OF A CIVILIZED MAN IN CONTACT WITH THE EXOTIC DREAM-LIKE LIFE OF THE TROPICS."
  • "Verslag door de Amerikaanse schrijver (1819-1891) van een verblijf bij de Typees op het eiland Nuku Hiva in de Stille Zuidzee."

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  • "Sea stories, American"
  • "Adventure fiction"
  • "Adventure fiction"@en
  • "Glossaries, vocabularies, etc"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Adventure stories"
  • "Online resources"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Sea stories"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Hauptwerk vor 1945"
  • "Dictionaries"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Comic books, strips, etc"@en
  • "Comic books, strips, etc"
  • "Adventure stories, American"@en
  • "Adventure stories, American"
  • "Prirejene izdaje"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Downloadable audio books"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "Caricatures and cartoons"
  • "Autobiographical fiction"@en
  • "Autobiographical fiction"

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  • "Typee, [and]"
  • "Typée"
  • "Typee : a romance of the South seas"@en
  • "Typee : a romance of the South seas"
  • "Typee. [Based on the author's adventures whilst held captive by cannibal Polynesians]"@en
  • "Typee: A Romance of the South Seas"
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  • "Typee"
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  • "Typee; roman"
  • "Typee: A Romance of the South Seas Illustrated amp; Annotated Edition"
  • "Typee: a peep at Polynesian life during a four months' residence in a valley of the Marquesas, etc"@en
  • "Typee : a peep at Polynesian life"
  • "Typee : a peep at Polynesian life"@en
  • "Typee : a romance of the South Sea"
  • "Typee. Omoo [u. a.]"
  • "Typee a romance of the South Seas"@en
  • "Typee a peep at Polynesian life"
  • "Typee : a romance of the South Seas"@en
  • "Typee : a romance of the South Seas"
  • "Typee : [a narrative of the Marquesas Islands]"@en
  • "Typee : [a narrative of the Marquesas Islands]"
  • "Typee: A Romance of the South Sea by Herman Melville"
  • "Typee, a romance of the South seas"
  • "Typee, a romance of the South seas"@en
  • "Typee, a romance of the south seas"@en
  • "Typee, a romance of the south seas"
  • "Typee a romance of the South sea"
  • "Typee A Romance of the South Seas"
  • "Typee a romance of the South seas"@en
  • "Typee a romance of the South seas"
  • "Typee : a real romance of the South Sea"@en
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  • "Typee : a romance of the south seas"@en

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