A Peep at Polynesian Life

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is set from the definitive Northwestern-Newberry edition of Typee. Book jacket.
civilized Western life.
A classic adventure and travel story, Typee recounts the exploits of Tom, a runaway sailor, on the South Seas island of Nukuheva, from his capture by the Typees, by reputation "a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," to his daring escape when he realizes they have no intention of ever letting him return to his former life. Melville's first book and a bestseller, Typee is a sensuously and evocatively told story of South Seas customs, rituals, and society, and a provocative critique of
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: Modern Library paperback ed
ISBN: 0375757457 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC MELVILLE
Characteristics: xx, 303 p. : map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Dugan, Holly 1975-


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PimaLib_WayneW May 08, 2015

I enjoy reading classics, so I was drawn to this story because 1) It has to do with Polynesia, and 2) I wanted to read something by Melville, but didn't want to read Moby Dick. I was not disappointed. Very entertaining.


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