Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands: Or, A Peep at Polynesian Life
Herman Melville's first book, partly based on his actual experiences as a captive on Nuku Hiva (which Melville spelled as Nukuheva) in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands.
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