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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (Hardcover)

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Melvilles continuing adventures in the South Seasnow for the first time in Penguin Classics

Following the commercial and critical success of "Typee," Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with "Omoo," Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, "Omoo" chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melvilles personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colorful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.


Publisher Kessinger Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780548046241
SKU 205717846
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0548046247
Release Date 9/17/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0390
Publisher Kessinger Publishing
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