Typee

Typee

eBook - 2011
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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
ISBN: 9781411452565
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mel
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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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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