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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (Modern Library Classics)

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Synopsis:

A classic adventure and travel story, "Typee" recounts the exploits of Tom, a runaway sailor, on the South Seas island of Nuki-Hiva, from his capture by the Typees, "a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages" by reputation, to his daring escape when he realizes they have no intention of ever letting him return to his former life. Melville's first book and a bestseller, it is a sensuously and evocatively-told story of South Seas customs, rituals, and society, and a provocative critique of western civilized life.

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Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Robert Sullivan is a contributing editor at Vogue and author of The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City and A Whale Hunt. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757457
Introduction:
Sullivan, Robert
Notes by:
Dugan, Holly
Author:
Melville, Herman
Author:
Sullivan, Robert
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Captivity
Subject:
Marquesas Islands.
Subject:
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.32x.76 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A classic adventure and travel story, "Typee" recounts the exploits of Tom, a runaway sailor, on the South Seas island of Nuki-Hiva, from his capture by the Typees, "a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages" by reputation, to his daring escape when he realizes they have no intention of ever letting him return to his former life. Melville's first book and a bestseller, it is a sensuously and evocatively-told story of South Seas customs, rituals, and society, and a provocative critique of western civilized life.
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