New York. 1982. Library Of America. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 1333 pages. hardcover. 0940450003. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 5605. FROM THE PUBLISHER-The first volume of Melville's complete works includes three romances of the South Seas: Typee and Omoo, his exuberant accounts of the idyllic life in Polynesian island cultures, which remained his most popular works well into the 20th century, and Mardi, a combination love story, adventure, and political allegory set on a mythical Pacific island. These tales, written when Melville was in his late twenties, mark his beginnings as a writer and give early evidence of his genius and daring.
Very Good in Slipcase-Very Good jacket. Library of America No. 1. Pages crisp and clean, with no owners' marks; two pale smudges at the upper spine and some softening at the spine heel, and the slipcase has some spotting on the non-printed side; otherwise excellent.
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