Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
Publish date: January 1st 1996
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
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...
If you're about to sail to the Marquesas, definitely read this!
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...
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...