TypeeeBook - 2011
Melville's first novel was based on his experiences in French Polynesia. Tommo and Toby, tired of an abusive life on the whaling ship, decide to hide on an island. They soon discover the Typees, who bring them into their village with kindness, despite being cannibals. Contrasting the idyllic life of the natives with the corrupting influence of civilization, Typee gives early evidence of Melville's genius.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mel
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps