Typee By Herman Melville

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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Typee was his most famous and popular work.Modern-day readers may find some of the propositions about race quite outdated.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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  • Chapter 01

    Chapter 01

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  • Chapter 02

    Chapter 02

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  • Chapter 03

    Chapter 03

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    Chapter 04

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    Chapter 05

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    Chapter 06

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    Chapter 07

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    Chapter 08

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    Chapter 09

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    Chapter 10

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    Chapter 11

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    Chapter 12

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    Chapter 13

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    Chapter 14

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    Chapter 15

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    Chapter 16

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    Chapter 17

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    Chapter 18

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    Chapter 19

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    Chapter 20

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