Melville s continuing adventures in the South Seas Following the commercial and critical success of Typee , Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo . Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even ...
Melville s continuing adventures in the South Seas Following the commercial and critical success of Typee , Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo . Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melville s personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colorful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. "
Good in good dust jacket. Dust jacket is split on the spine and shows heavy wear and tear, holing and rubbing, soiling and staining, tanning. Cloth cover shows minor wear. Former owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Pages are lightly tanned but clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Good Condition in Fair jacket. 10th printing, 1951. Light rubbing; pages are tanned; sound and square binding. The jacket is discolored; some tears and wear, scuffs. Name inside. A sequel to Typee. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 108253.
Very Good. Melville, Herman. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas. New York: A.L. Burt, ND. 365pp. 12mo. Red cloth. Book condition: Very good with gently bumped spine ends and rubbed corners.
Good in Good jacket. Good Hardcover with Good Dustjacket. DJ in mylar. DJ shows moderate shelfwear. DJ is discolored due to sunning. Moderate Shelfwear to covers. Spine ends bumped and rubbed. Name written on inside cover. Pages yellowed, otherwise clean. Pages tight in binding. Pictures Available Upon Request.
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. 365pp. Original green cloth stamped in red, white and blue. Hinges cracked. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Bottom corners bumped. Back joint starting at the head.
Good. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Good. Fifth Impression. Handsome gilt-stamped pictorial blue cloth boards and spine. Gilt, black, white ship design to front; gilt shell design to spine; blind-stamped border and device to spine and front. Illustrated: all plates present. Ex libris (no pocket) with several stamps and the bookplate/label of the Calgary Herald Lending Library. Moderate edge and corner wear, with some slight fraying to head and tail of spine. Slight discoloration to spine, and general soiling. Still an overall bright and attractive copy of a hard-to-find trade edition. xiv[+iv]365p.
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