Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 368 pages
29 Reviews
Melville's first and most popular novel during his lifetime, Typee is a provocative and lively account of his exploits in the exotic South Seas during the early 1840s, where he journeyed as a young sailor. This edition includes notes on the text.
 

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Review: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

User Review  - Shane Avery - Goodreads

Wow. The frankness of the sexuality is almost shocking. Erotic prose of exotic landscape & exotic Polynesian women. Melville is a common sailor on an extended sex holiday. An American heterosexual ... Read full review

Review: Typee, Omoo, Mardi

User Review  - Charles Kerns - Goodreads

Typee--adventure story only read because Melville did better later. Here are the basics: jumped ship on Pacific isle, horrendous idols, savage cannibals, and half-clad nymphs. Titillation and ... Read full review

Contents

TYPEE
Typee
INTRODUCTION
WORKS CITED ANDSUGGESTED FOR FURTHER READING
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
Typee
Preface
Chapter I
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27

Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Appendix
The Story of Toby
NOTE TO THE SEQUEL
Sequel
Appendixes
LIST OF TEXTUAL EXPURGATIONS
LIST OF TEXTUAL EMENDATIONS
A READING TEXT
EXPLANATORY NOTES
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Robert Sullivan is a contributing editor at Vogue and author of The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City and A Whale Hunt. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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