1861 Herman Melville OMOO Polynesia Whaling Adventure Novel Typee Moby Dick

MELVILLE, Herman

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“Strange as it may seem, there is nothing in which a young and beautiful female appears to more advantage than in the art of smoking.”

― Herman Melville, Typee

 

Herman Melville was a 19th-century American novelist known for his works ‘Typee’ and ‘Moby Dick’. While ‘Moby Dick’ has seen more sustained popularity since its first release, ‘Typee,’ and its sequel ‘Omoo,’ was Melville’s first book and saw initial success and was his most popular work during his lifetime.

 

Typee’ and its famed sequel ‘Omoo’ are works of classic travel literature, based on Melville’s own experiences on the island of Nuku Hiva, Polynesia. It was because of ‘Typee’ that Melville was coined ‘the man who lived among cannibals.’ According to Howard, Melville

“drew his material from his experiences, from his imagination, and from a variety of travel books when the memory of his experiences was inadequate”

This 1861 edition of ‘Omoo’ was published in London by John Murray.

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1861 Herman Melville OMOO Polynesia Whaling Adventure Novel Typee Moby Dick

 

“Strange as it may seem, there is nothing in which a young and beautiful female appears to more advantage than in the art of smoking.”

― Herman Melville, Typee

 

Herman Melville was a 19th-century American novelist known for his works ‘Typee’ and ‘Moby Dick’. While ‘Moby Dick’ has seen more sustained popularity since its first release, ‘Typee,’ and its sequel ‘Omoo,’ was Melville’s first book and saw initial success and was his most popular work during his lifetime.

 

Typee’ and its famed sequel ‘Omoo’ are works of classic travel literature, based on Melville’s own experiences on the island of Nuku Hiva, Polynesia. It was because of ‘Typee’ that Melville was coined ‘the man who lived among cannibals.’ According to Howard, Melville

“drew his material from his experiences, from his imagination, and from a variety of travel books when the memory of his experiences was inadequate”

This 1861 edition of ‘Omoo’ was published in London by John Murray.

 

Item number: #16607

Price: $550

 

MELVILLE, Herman

 

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

 

London: John Murray, 1861.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xiii, [1], 321, [1]
  • References: Howard, Typee, p.291; BAL 13655
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 12.5cm)
  • Rare and desirable

 

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16607

Category

Literature

Authors

MELVILLE, Herman

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete