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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life - Herman Melville, John Bryant
Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140434880 (0140434887)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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3.5 Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
While known today for vengeful captain chasing a white whale, Herman Melville’s writing career began with a travelogue of his adventure on the Nuku Hiva and was his most popular work during his life. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is a semi-autographical book that Melville wrote about his approxi...
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3.0 Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (Penguin Classics)
If you're about to sail to the Marquesas, definitely read this!
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4.0 Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
Although this was only his first book, and considered something like fluff when compared to his magnum opus "Moby-Dick," Melville's superb command of the language and gift for interesting discursiveness was already nascent. An excellent read, in and of itself, but also for the purpose of charting Me...
Never Read Passively
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4.0 Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
I went into this not really knowing much about Melville (other than having read Moby Dick a few years ago) and really enjoyed it. Melville obviously spent quite a bit of time on the ocean and with the Typee's and his descriptions of them are fascinating. My favorite parts though were his description...
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