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OMOO Adventures in the South Seas (Large Print) by Herman Melville

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Number of Pages676
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ISBN 101425008038
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Omoo, novel by Herman Melville, published in as a sequel to his novel Typee. Based on Melville’s own experiences in the South Pacific, this episodic novel, in a more comical vein than that of Typee, tells of the narrator’s participation in a mutiny on a whale ship and his subsequent wanderings. May 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Omoo meanders and drags, and never quite finds its center the way its predecessor did. The earlier part of the book is best, when we meet the painfully and hilariously dysfunctional crew of the Julia. For a while there's some high quality tragicomedy and intrigue, but the narrative loses steam right when the crew goes ashore to Tahiti/5. Jul 12,  · 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 /5.

Omoo: A Narrative Of Adventures In The South Seas. by MELVILLE, HERMAN. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Omoo by Herman Melville. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is a non-fiction travel narrative by Herman Melville. It was first published in England in as a sequel to Melville’s earlier book Typee. Both books recount Melville’s experiences as a sailor on. May 01,  · And it's funny: Melville had very good sense of humor, displays it throughout "Omoo". While the book is mainly a picaresque story of adventure, recounting the details of daily life in an exotic setting, and is a much happier book than "Typee", there are a /5(2). Jul 22,  · 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.

Omoo is the second book by Herman Melville, first published in and a sequel to Typee. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the main character embarks on Price: $ In Omoo a Tahitian jail is the site of the narrator of this adventure story. He and a companion have landed in jail from a Herman Melville was a 19th century American novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer. He is best known for his works Moby Dick and Typee. During his lifetime he was considered a failure, but after his death his worth. Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, left off. As the author said, "It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and . The inaugural book of the Library of America series, titled Typee, Omoo, Mardi (May 6, ), was a volume containing Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, its sequel Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas (), and Mardi, and a Voyage Thither (). See also. Last of the Pagans, a film adaptation of TypeeAuthor: Herman Melville.