A Peep at Polynesian Life

eBook - 2019
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Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville' s day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as " a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2019
Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781490611488
Additional Contributors: Recorded Books, Inc


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PimaLib_WayneW May 08, 2015

I enjoy reading classics, so I was drawn to this story because 1) It has to do with Polynesia, and 2) I wanted to read something by Melville, but didn't want to read Moby Dick. I was not disappointed. Very entertaining.

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