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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
By Mary K. Bercaw Edwards (introduced by) and Herman Melville
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date March 27, 2007
Pages 374
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143104926
ISBN-10 0143104926
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780810101623 Book cover for 9780875320137
 
from Hendricks House (June 1, 1969)
9780875320137 | details & prices | List price $18.00
About: The nineteenth-century American writer provides a fictionalized account of his experiences in the South Pacific
from Northwestern Univ Pr (June 1, 1968)
9780810101623 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $75.00
About: A sailor escapes from his ship while visiting the Marquesas Islands and joins the crew of a savage boat
Paperback
Book cover for 9780143104926 Book cover for 9780810101609 Book cover for 9780810117655 Book cover for 9781408636602 Book cover for 9781409765974 Book cover for 9781417964802 Book cover for 9781420930986 Book cover for 9781425541606 Book cover for 9781425542535 Book cover for 9781495445842 Book cover for 9781530794171
 
With Herman Melville | Annotated edition from Createspace Independent Pub (March 29, 2016)
9781530794171 | details & prices | 204 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.46 in. | List price $8.23
This edition also contains Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
About: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1847, and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific.
With Herman Melville | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 5, 2014)
9781495445842 | details & prices | 200 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.46 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $12.99
This edition also contains Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
About: "Omoo is a fascinating book; picaresque, rascally, roving.
With Herman Melville | from Lightning Source Inc (June 30, 2008)
9781409765974 | details & prices | 420 pages | List price $31.45
This edition also contains Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
About: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, is also autobiographical.
With Herman Melville | from Codman Pr (February 28, 2008)
9781408636602 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $30.99
This edition also contains Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
With Herman Melville | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2008)
9781420930986 | details & prices | 176 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
About: Based on Melville's own experiences in the Society Islands of the South Pacific, "Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas" is the story of an unnamed narrator who ships aboard a whaling vessel which makes its way to Tahiti.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Mary K. Bercaw Edwards (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (March 27, 2007)
9780143104926 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Melville’s continuing adventures in the South SeasFollowing the commercial and critical success of Typee, Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo.
from Scholarly Pub Office Univ of (September 30, 2006)
9781425542535 | details & prices | 396 pages | List price $26.99
from Scholarly Pub Office Univ of (September 30, 2006)
9781425541606 | details & prices | 392 pages | List price $26.99
from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005)
9781417964802 | details & prices | 392 pages | List price $33.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With G. Thomas Tanselle, Hershel Parker, Harrison Hayford | Reprint edition from Northwestern Univ Pr (November 1, 1999)
9780810117655 | details & prices | 316 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, left off.
With G. Thomas Tanselle (other contributor), Harrison Hayford (other contributor) | from Northwestern Univ Pr (June 1, 1968)
9780810101609 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $45.00
About: A sailor escapes from his ship while visiting the Marquesas Islands and joins the crew of a savage boat

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