Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, A Sequel to Typee

By: Melville, Herman

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Book Condition: Very Good

No jacket. Minor loss to spine head and to spine base, boards very lightly soiled. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 365 pp. Frontispiece by Henry Austin; 4 plates by A. Burham Shute. 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 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.

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, A Sequel to Typee

Author: Melville, Herman

Illustrator: Austin, Henry; Shute, A. Burham

Categories: American,

Publisher: D.D. Nickerson Co.: 1892

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2298291