Omoo

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Fiction - 299 pages
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A failed mutiny lands the narrator in a Tahitian jail where he and his companion, Doctor Long Ghost, are treated with curiosity and kindness. After their eventual release, the two embark on a series of adventures as they work at odd jobs, view traditional rites and customs on the island, and contrive an audience with the Tahitian queen. Thought-provoking, humorous glimpses of a vanished 19th-century world in the South Seas by one of America's greatest writers.
  

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Contents

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CKAPTII PAOI XXIX THs REINB BI ANcHI
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TH1zr TAKE Us AsHonnWrIAT HAPPENED THERE
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THE CALAnoozA BIZRETANEE
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PROCEEDINGS or THE FRENCH AT TAHITI
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L Dn CALAnoozA
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LIFE AT THE CALAROOZA
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MOSQUITOES
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THE SEcoND HUNT IN THE MooNTAINs
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THE HUNTINGFEAsT AnD A VIsIT To AFRBHIToo
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THn Muarnlns
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CHAPTER FAG LX WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF Us IN MARTAIE
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PREPARING FOR THE JOURnEY
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TAMAI
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A DANCE IN THE VALLEY
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WE ARE CARRIED REFORE THE CoNsUL AND CAPTAIN
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THE FRENCH PRIESTS PAY THEIR Rssrncrs
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LITTLE J cus sAILs wITHoUT Us
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NnsnIPs IN PoLYnmIA
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NTo OURSELVE8 FnIENns
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WE Levy CONTRIRUTIONS ox THE SHIPPING
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MoTooOTooA TAHITIAN CAsLIsT
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ONE Is JUDGED BY THE COMPANY HE nears
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CATInsnnAI or PAroAnTHa CHURcH or THE COcoA NuTs
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A M1ssIoNAars SERMON wITH some REFLECTIONS
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SOMETHING ABOUT THE KANNAKIPPBR8
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ss IN TAHITI
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TAHITI As IT IS
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SOMETHING HAPPENS To LoNo GHOST
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WILsoN oIvEs US THE CUTDIIPARTUnE Iron Imano
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THE VALLEY or MARTAIR
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FARMING IN PoLYnesIA
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Some AccouNT or THE WILD CATTLE IN PoLYNnsIA
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A HUNTING RAMRLE WITH ZEKE
199
MYSTERIOUS
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THE HEGIRA on FLIGHT
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How WE wERE To GET To TALoo
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AcH
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THE COcoAPALM
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LIFE AT LOoHooLoo
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WE START FOR TALoo
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A DEALER IN THE CONTRARAND
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Own RECEPTION IN PAnToowYE
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RETIRING IOR THE N IGHTTHE DOCTOR Gxows DEvouT
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A RAMRLE THROUGH THE SETTLEMENT
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AN ISLAND JILTWE VIsIT THE SHIP
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A PARTY or RovERsLITTLE Loo AND THE DOCTOR
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Mas BELL
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TALoo CHAPELHoLnIIro Comm IN PoLImEsIA
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QUEEN PoHAnEE
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WE vIsIT THE CoUnT
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Herman Melville (1819–1891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick, now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville’s contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work.

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