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Omoo

a narrative of adventures in the South Seas

Published by J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & co. in London & Toronto, New York .

About the Book

Melville's continuing adventures in the South Seas—now for the first time in Penguin ClassicsFollowing 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 Melville's 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.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.M498 O20

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 328 p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7145087M
Internet Archive
omoonarrativeofa00melviala
LC Control Number
22005179
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