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Omoo

Omoo

by Herman Melville
Publisher: Dover Publications
Trade Paperback, 299 pages
Current Retail Price: $10.95

A failed mutiny lands the narrator in a Tahitian jail where he and his companion, Doctor Long Ghost, are treated with curiosity and kindness. After their eventual release, the two embark on a series of adventures as they work at odd jobs, view traditional rites and customs on the island, and contrive an audience with the Tahitian queen. Thought-provoking, humorous glimpses of a vanished 19th-century world in the South Seas by one of America's greatest writers.

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Summary: Loosely autobiographical, Melville tells the story of a mutineer whose adventures on 19th-century Tahiti are both funny and harrowing.

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