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Typee (1846) [Novel]
by Herman Melville Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Ostensibly a novel, the story is closely based on the author's 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 ragal bearing of their warriors, the gracefulness of their women - and embrace with enthusiasm thir 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.

Original title: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureWild Frontiers And Exotic Lands

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Book of Islands, a (1971) [Anthology]
      Authors: Rudyard Kipling , Daniel Defoe , Arthur Conan Doyle , Alexandre Dumas (pere) , Jonathan Swift , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Golding , Algernon Blackwood , Robert Louis Stevenson , W. Somerset Maugham , Herman Melville , Washington Irving , Liam O'Flaherty , Guy de Maupassant , Lloyd Osbourne , Richard Harding Davis , Richard Connell , Johann Wyss , Edward Bellamy , Arthur J. Burks , Frederick Marryat , Unknown Author , Lafcadio Hearn , Homer , Giovanni Verga , Prosper Mérimée , Rudolf Erich Raspe , Stratis Myrivilis

Edition #1: Typee

Typee (1846)
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Language: English

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Typee (1846)

ISBN: 0140434887

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