Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] Summary
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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] Summary

The narrator is a sailor on board a whaling ship that makes the island of Nukuheva. Since his name is never given, and due the detailed descriptions, it is suspected that the fiction has biographical elements. The narrator is sick of his ship and his captain after a six month voyage searching for sperm whales and the precious commodity, sperm oil. He decides to escape to the interior of the island and recruits...

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