Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life Review

Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual.

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Title:Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
Edition Language:English

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  • Darwin8u

    “Yet, after all, insensible as he is to a thousand wants, and removed from harassing cares, my not the savage be the happier man..?” ― Herman Melville, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian LifeHerman Mel...

  • bup

    This is the story Herman Melville was meant to tell. I hated Billy Budd; I liked Moby Dick a lot; I loved Typee.Not coincidentally, Melville wrote this before he had met Nathaniel Hawthorne; and every...

  • Susanna

    Don't read this book if you want to lie around and dream of coconuts and natives and bare-breasted maidens. Unlike those after him (like London, Twain, and Stevenson), Melville plays with the instabil...

  • Ian Laird

    Revision 16/2/16: I found a subversive quote and made stylistic edits.Typee is a fascinating and surprising account of South Sea islander life in the mid-nineteenth century.The story starts as an adve...

  • Sandy

    A terrific adventure story (based on a real-life experience) interspersed with commentary about the daily life and habits of the people of the Typee Valley in the Marquesas Islands. There are lengthy ...

  • Yousra

    أستهل مراجعتي باعتراف مضحك ... لقد قررت يوما ما ألا أقرأ رواية موبي ديك أبدا أبدا بسبب عقدة نفسية تكونت لدي من ح...

  • Eddie Watkins

    I liked this book. I didn't love it, I just kind of liked it. Not to say that it is not a good book because it is, it's just that I only kind of liked it. I mean, Mr. Herman's a great writer and all, ...

  • J.M. Hushour

    It ain't no Moby Dick but it does feature cannibalism and polyandry, two of the greatest things ever conceived of by mankind.Melville's first novel is his barely fictionalized account of his escape fr...

  • Tristram

    Living Among CannibalsMelville was surely able to count on abhorrence-fuelled fascination with the topic of cannibalism when he published his first work Typee in 1846, all the more so as he cleverly c...

  • Ryan Lawson

    Two weeks on this book! Aye, reader, as I breathe, two weeks with no other manuscript in sight; chasing after its ending under the hefty pressure of its lines, and thrown on the swells of the author...