Synopses & Reviews
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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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.