Typee

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Echo Library, 2010 - Fiction - 232 pages
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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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User Review  - GeoffWyss - LibraryThing

Lots of great stuff in Typee, but (as with Moby Dick) most of it is in the first 20% of the book. Starts off being about race and colonialism, ends up being about sexy Polynesian chicks weaving napkins. Read full review

Typee: a peep at Polynesian life

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Melville's 1846 South Seas travelog catapulted him from sailor to wordsmith. Typee is considered one of his better books. Its criticism of missionaries, however, caused a furor, and some publishers ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891) was an American sailor, author and lecturer.

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