Book Reviews of Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas
Typee A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN-13: 9780451525185
ISBN-10: 0451525183
Publication Date: 8/1/1964
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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This book may seem rather boring to some, and hence the low rating. I am facinated with Tahitian culture, and have been ever since I have seen the paintings Gauguin completed there. This is an old culture that many people in the Modern World have difficulty relating to, but I find fascinating. If you find the culture interesting you may also want to read Gauguin's 'Noa Noa'. The writing is excellent and you get a good feel for the islands and the Tahitian culture. The contrast with Western culture was what no doubt fascinated Melville.
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