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Echo Library, 2010 - Fiction - 232 pages
23 Reviews
First published in 1846, this was American writer, Melville's first book partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which he spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands.

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Review: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

User Review  - Tyler Jones - Goodreads

As a young sailor, Herman Melville abandoned his ship in the Marquesas and lived for awhile among natives who had a reputation for being fierce warriors and cannibals. This book, Melville's first, is ... Read full review

Review: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

User Review  - Markus Molina - Goodreads

Moby Dick is my favorite book of all time, and it's not even close. I figured if Typee was half as good, I'd have another book to love. It isn't half as good. It contains a lot of the dryness and ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Herman Melville (1819-1891), novelist and poet, was born in New York City. Working with Romantic materials of primitivism, individualism, nature and the Gothic, Melville produced a body of fiction that analyzed reality in both its social and metaphysical dimensions. He is best known for his masterpiece, Moby Dick.

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