Typee – Herman Melville (1974)


Typee – Herman Melville (1974)


Title: Typee

Author: Herman Melville, Jacques Boullaire (illus)

Publisher: Folio Press: J.M. Dent, 1974.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket/slipcase. Good. Foxing and tanning to top edge, slight foxing elsewhere Some bumps to cover. 277pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first book by American writer Herman Melville, published first in London, then New York, in 1846. Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on the author’s actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. The title is from the province Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville’s most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the “man who lived among the cannibals”.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best known works are Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).