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Omoo

Written by Herman Melville

Omoo Synopsis

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).

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810101609
Publication date: 20th October 2020
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 381 pages

About Herman Melville

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the Melville Revival in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both ...

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