Typee By Herman Melville

Typee By Herman Melville

Sinopsis

A whaling ship stops at a remote Polynesian island. The crew aboard is exhausted after a grueling six-month voyage in which they suffered ill-treatment and drudgery. Two men decide to abandon ship and hide on the island, living off the fruit of the land, until they can get on board a more conducive ship. However, to their consternation they discover that part of the island paradise is peopled by a savage and cannibalistic tribe called the Typees. As destiny would have it, they fall into the hands of the very people they dread. In time, life among the Typees seems very different from their apprehensions, till one day, one of the men mysteriously disappears...

Typee by Herman Melville is reputed to have been the inspiration for various South Sea sagas by writers like Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London. Based partially on Melville's own experiences, the book is a blend of fact and fiction. He spent many months on one of the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific as a captive of one of the tribes. The book was received with some skepticism initially though many of the facts were corroborated by a fellow castaway. Today most of us know Herman Melville as the author of Moby Dick, yet in his own lifetime, Typee was his most famous and popular work.

Modern-day readers may find some of the propositions about race quite outdated. However, Melville himself was a staunch critic of missionaries who tried to civilize the native races. He also decried the unwholesome influence of Western civilization on the people of other cultures. The book was published in 1846 in England and America, though many of the critical references to Christianity and missionaries were removed in the American edition.

An interesting book which explores the different aspects of human culture and civilization besides being a tale of adventure on the high seas.

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Episodios

  • Chapter 01

    Duración: 16min

    | 27/10/2017
  • Chapter 02

    Duración: 19min

    | 26/10/2017
  • Chapter 03

    Duración: 09min

    | 25/10/2017
  • Chapter 04

    Duración: 29min

    | 24/10/2017
  • Chapter 05

    Duración: 10min

    | 23/10/2017
  • Chapter 06

    Duración: 17min

    | 22/10/2017
  • Chapter 07

    Duración: 25min

    | 21/10/2017
  • Chapter 08

    Duración: 20min

    | 20/10/2017
  • Chapter 09

    Duración: 20min

    | 19/10/2017
  • Chapter 10

    Duración: 27min

    | 18/10/2017
  • Chapter 11

    Duración: 34min

    | 17/10/2017
  • Chapter 12

    Duración: 23min

    | 16/10/2017
  • Chapter 13

    Duración: 17min

    | 15/10/2017
  • Chapter 14

    Duración: 23min

    | 14/10/2017
  • Chapter 15

    Duración: 11min

    | 13/10/2017
  • Chapter 16

    Duración: 13min

    | 12/10/2017
  • Chapter 17

    Duración: 21min

    | 11/10/2017
  • Chapter 18

    Duración: 34min

    | 10/10/2017
  • Chapter 19

    Duración: 15min

    | 09/10/2017
  • Chapter 20

    Duración: 10min

    | 08/10/2017
  • Chapter 21

    Duración: 09min

    | 07/10/2017
  • Chapter 22

    Duración: 14min

    | 06/10/2017
  • Chapter 23

    Duración: 15min

    | 05/10/2017
  • Chapter 24

    Duración: 30min

    | 04/10/2017
  • Chapter 25

    Duración: 20min

    | 03/10/2017
  • Chapter 26

    Duración: 32min

    | 02/10/2017
  • Chapter 27

    Duración: 16min

    | 01/10/2017
  • Chapter 28

    Duración: 08min

    | 30/09/2017
  • Chapter 29

    Duración: 16min

    | 29/09/2017
  • Chapter 30

    Duración: 22min

    | 28/09/2017
  • Chapter 31

    Duración: 10min

    | 27/09/2017
  • Chapter 32

    Duración: 23min

    | 26/09/2017
  • Chapter 33

    Duración: 12min

    | 25/09/2017
  • Chapter 34

    Duración: 22min

    | 24/09/2017
  • Chapter 35

    Duración: 13min

    | 23/09/2017
  • Chapter 36

    Duración: 30min

    | 22/09/2017