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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
By John Bryant (introduced by) and Herman Melville
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date February 1, 1996
Pages 328
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140434880
ISBN-10 0140434887
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual.

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.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 1, 2003)
9780786261055 | details & prices | 552 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.
from Amereon Ltd (December 1, 1976)
9780848805814 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: By the American novelist, essayist and poet, widely esteemed as one of the most important figures in American literature and best remembered today for his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851).
Paperback
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With Herman Melville | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 18, 2015)
9781515133902 | details & prices | 314 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.71 in. | List price $13.95
About: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first book by American writer Herman Melville, published first in London, then New York, in 1846.
With Herman Melville | from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2008)
9781420931013 | details & prices | 179 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
About: "Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life" was Herman Melville's first novel.
With Herman Melville | from Lightning Source Inc (November 30, 2007)
9781599866178 | details & prices | 356 pages | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
About: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is a mid-19th century novel by author Herman Melville.
With G. Thomas Tanselle, Hershel Parker, Harrison Hayford | from Northwestern Univ Pr (November 1, 2003)
9780810120525 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Publisher's description: Almost from the time of its publication in 1846, Melville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure.
With Holly Dugan, Robert Sullivan (other contributor) | from Modern Library (June 1, 2001)
9780375757457 | details & prices | 303 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.
The price comparison is for this edition
With John Bryant (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (February 1, 1996)
9780140434880 | details & prices | 328 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, a voyage around Polynesia, and a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.
With A. Robert Lee (other contributor), Giorgio Bozzi | Reprint edition from Everymans Library (May 1, 1993)
9780460872768 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $7.95
This edition also contains Scienza Religione Caso: Tre Dubbi: La Scienza Fornisce Certezze; La Religione Distribuisce Illusioni; Il Caso All'origine Del Reale
About: Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes a themed introduction, chronology, notes and selected criticism.
from Northwestern Univ Pr (August 17, 1992)
9780810101593 | details & prices | 6.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Presents a collection of the writings of Herman Melville.
With Jean-Francois Dufour (other contributor), George Woodcock (other contributor), Pierre-Alain Clavien (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Viking Pr 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Signaling Pathways in Liver Diseases
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613501385
 
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001)
9780613501385 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Describes the adventures of a sailor who jumps ship at a south sea island inhabited by cannibals, takes a voyage around Polynesia, and embarks on a quest for an elusive beauty among the islands of a tropical archipelago.

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