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The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 1 : Typee-a Peep at Polynesian Life
by Melville, Herman

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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.

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The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 1: Typee-a Peep at Polynesian LifeThe Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 1: Typee-a Peep at Polynesian Life (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1992
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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The Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 1: Typee-a Peep at Polynesian LifeThe Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 1: Typee-a Peep at Polynesian Life (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 1992
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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    Typee: Volume One, Scholarly Edition (Trade paperback)
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    Typee: a Peep at Polynesian Life (the Writings of Herman Melville, the Nort Hwestern-Newberry Edition, Volume 1) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1968
    Publisher: Northwestern University Pres
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    Typee: Volume One, Scholarly Edition (Trade paperback)
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Overview

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.

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  • PID: 16330708753
  • ISBN-13: 9780810101593
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Seller: Bonita
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