Typee by Herman Melville audiobook

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

By Herman Melville
Read by George Guidall

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11.50 Hours Unabridged
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Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville's day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as "a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

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Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville's day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as "a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

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“The narrative is skilfully managed, and in a literary point of view, the execution of the work is worthy of the novelty and interest of its subject.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Endowed with freshness and originality to an extent that cannot fail to exhilarate the most enervated and blasé of circulating-library loungers.” London Times

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Author Bio: Herman Melville

Author Bio: Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was born in New York City. Family hardships forced him to leave school for various occupations, including shipping as a cabin boy to Liverpool in 1839—a voyage that sparked his love for the sea. A shrewd social critic and philosopher in his fiction, he is considered an outstanding writer of the sea and a great stylist who mastered both realistic narrative and a rich, rhythmical prose. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumously published novella Billy Budd.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 11.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English