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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas


* Watersgreen House Classic Editions' Herman Melville Collection places Melville's first five novels in the canon of gay literature. *"Omoo is a fascinating book; picaresque, rascally, roving. Melville, as a bit of a beachcomber. The crazy ship Julia sails to Tahiti, and the mutinous crew are put ashore. Put in the Tahitian prison. It is good reading. Perhaps Melville is at his best, his happiest, in Omoo. For once he is really reckless. For once he takes life as it comes. For once he is the gallant rascally epicurean, eating the world like a snipe, dirt and all baked into one bonne bouche. For once he is really careless, roving with that scamp, Doctor Long Ghost. For once he is careless of his actions, careless of his morals, careless of his ideals... That is good about Melville: he never repents. Whatever he did, in Typee or in Doctor Long Ghost's wicked society, he never repented." - D.H. Lawrence Hide synopsis

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A classic

by Paolo on Dec 26, 2013

Beautiful first edition of a classic of American literature.

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