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Omoo Herman Melville

Omoo By Herman Melville

Omoo by Herman Melville


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Summary

Chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel. this work is based on the author'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, this book provides an account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century.

Omoo Summary

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville

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 colourful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.

About Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819-1891), author of Moby Dick, Typee, and Billy Budd, is considered one of the greatest American novelists. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, past president of the Melville Society, and author of Melville's Sources.

Additional information

GOR005358939
9780143104926
0143104926
Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20070327
416
N/A
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