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Typee by Herman Melville
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Jan 22, 2009

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Read in January, 2009 , read count: 1

Melville does a wonderful job of describing the islanders in his moderately engaging story of his exploits in the South Pacific. Overall, its a bit slow and as far as adventure stories go it is pretty bland. He goes into depth regarding the customs and cultural aspects of the Typees, but because I have little knowledge on the subject its impossible for me to assess the anthropological value of the writing. However, its great to read for hunting rare vocabulary words and is definitely a solid read for those interested in the genre.
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“Yet, after all, insensible as he is to a thousand wants, and removed from harassing cares, my not the savage be the happier man..?”
Herman Melville, Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

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