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The Resource Typee : a peep at Polynesian life, Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant

Typee : a peep at Polynesian life, Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant

Label
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life
Title
Typee
Title remainder
a peep at Polynesian life
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At one time the most popular of Melville's works, Typee was known as a travelogue that idealized and romanticized a mysterious South Sea island for readers in the ruthless, industrial, "civilized" world of the nineteenth century. But Melville's story of Tommo, the Yankee sailor who enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva, is also a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's own Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual. This edition of Typee, which reproduces the definitive text and the complete, never-before-published manuscript reading text, includes invaluable explanatory commentary by John Bryant
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.T8 1996
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin classics
Label
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life, Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1653521
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780140434880
Lccn
95032699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653521
  • (Sirsi) 1653521
  • (OCoLC)32924977
Label
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life, Herman Melville ; introduction and explanatory commentary by John Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1653521
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780140434880
Lccn
95032699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653521
  • (Sirsi) 1653521
  • (OCoLC)32924977

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