Publisher Description

This book was "in fact, neither literal autobiography nor pure fiction. Melville drew his material from his experiences, from his imagination, and from a variety of travel books when the memory of his experiences were inadequate. The three-week stay on which This book is based takes place over the course of four months in the narrative. Melville drew extensively on contemporary accounts by Pacific explorers to add cultural detail to what might otherwise have been a straightforward story of escape, capture, and re-escape. Most American reviewers accepted the authenticity of the narrative, though it provoked disbelief among some British readers.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1891
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
458
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
312.2
KB

Customer Reviews

Rogue888 ,

Typee

A good yarn well written. A bit dragging and other times obtuse, but vivid and as dramatic as promised

BartenderHistorian ,

Bad description

It is actually a debate as to whether or not Mr. Melville fictionalized the story. By all accounts, his and those of Toby who he found a year after in New York, it seems quite literal.

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