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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, Scholarly Edition (Writings of Herman Melville, Vol. 2)

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  • Sales Rank:4,531,367
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:381
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):13500
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2
  • Publication Date:June 1, 1968
  • ISBN:0810101602
  • EAN:9780810101609
  • ASIN:0810101602
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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 a comical residence on the island of Tahiti." The popular success of his first novel encouraged Melville to write a sequel, hoping it would be "a fitting successor." Typee describes Polynesian life in its "primitive" state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences.

This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of all editions publishing during Melville's lifetime, it incorporates author corrections and many emendations made by the present editors. This edition of Omoo is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

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