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7 edition of Omoo found in the catalog.

Omoo

Adventures in the South Seas

by Herman Melville

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Published by IndyPublish .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classic fiction,
  • Classics,
  • Fiction / Classics,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11983614M
    ISBN 101435326199
    ISBN 109781435326194

    Bidding me be seated, he ordered the steward to hand me a glass of Pisco. What is Herman Melville famous for? It was the thought of never more seeing those who, nothwithstanding their desire to retain me a captive, had, upon the whole, treated me so kindly. The Julia and its crew is a greatly inferior forerunner of the more vividly realized Pequod and its array of memorable characters. Seated upon the windlass the greater portion of the day, and chatting freely with the men, I learned the history of the voyage thus far, and everything respecting the ship and its present condition. But in vain.

    As a young man, Herman Melville worked as a schoolteacher. Remaining half-titles are therefore of interest to collectors. Frontispiece An illustration facing the title page of a book. Moby Dick also began as an adventure story, based on Melville's experiences aboard the whaling ship.

    As for his countenance, it was strongly marked, deeply pitted with the small-pox. Fitted for a privateer out of a New England port during the war ofshe had been captured at sea by a British cruiser, and, after seeing all sorts of service, was at last employed as a government packet in the Australian seas. Nor has any enterprise of the kind called forth more devotion on the part of those directly employed in it. Morocco Binding material made from goatskin—versatile, durable, with a distinctive pebbled texture and visible grain. The mate was now called below, and charged to make a "well man" of me; not, let it be borne in mind, that the captain felt any great compassion for me, he only desired to have the benefit of my services as soon as possible. Japanese Vellum Expensive handmade paper often used in deluxe editions.


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Omoo book

Simply thus: instead of estimating the result of missionary labours by the number of heathens who have actually been made to understand and practise in some measure at least the precepts of Christianity, this result has been unwarrantably inferred from the number of those who, without any understanding of these things, have in any way been induced to abandon idolatry and conform to certain outward observances.

His hair curled in little rings of iron gray all over his round bullet head. What is Herman Melville famous for? Folio Book composed of sheets that are folded once and printed on both sides, making two leaves and four pages. As for his countenance, it was strongly marked, deeply pitted with the small-pox.

My supper finished, he brushed the stem of his sooty pipe against the sleeve of his frock, and politely waved it toward me. Flyleaves Additional blank leaves following or preceding the endpapers. Herman Melville.

OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. They have also established churches, and schools for both children and adults; the latter, I Omoo book to say, are now much neglected: which must be ascribed, Omoo book a great measure, to the disorders growing out of the proceedings of the French.

There was a fine breeze; and notwithstanding my bad night's rest, the cool, fresh air of a morning at sea was so bracing, that, as soon as I breathed it, my spirits rose at once. Offset The unintended transfer of ink from one printed page to an adjacent page. Fore-Edge Edge of the book furthest from the spine.

My crib, instead of extending fore and aft, as it should have done, was placed athwartships, that is, at right angles to the keel; and the vessel, going before the wind, rolled to such a degree, that every time my heels went up and my head went down, I thought I was on the point of turning a somerset.

On the quarter-deck was one whom I took for the chief mate. So remiss did they become in their attentions that we could no longer rely upon their bringing us the daily supply of food, which all of them had faithfully promised. And although in zeal and disinterestedness the missionaries now on the island are, perhaps, inferior to their predecessors, they have, nevertheless, in their own way at least, laboured hard to make a Christian people of their charge.

Broadside Sheet printed on one side, typically for public display, usually larger than folio size a folio being a broadside-size sheet printed on both sides and folded once, to make four pages.

And he frankly acknowledges, moreover, that they are such as "cannot fail to have great weight with the public. Its repetition is like placing ciphers at the right hand of a numeral; the more places you carry it out to, the greater the sum.

Chromolithograph Lithograph printed in colors, typically three or more. In the state I was, this stimulus almost made me delirious; so that of all I then went on to relate concerning my residence on the island I can scarcely remember a word. And yet, strange as it may seem, the depravity among the Polynesians, which renders precautions like these necessary, was in a measure unknown before their intercourse with the whites.Complete summary of Herman Melville's Omoo.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Omoo. eNotes Home; hildebrandsguld.com will help you with any book or any question. Our summaries. Typee, his first book, focused on the French Polynesian island of Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands). Omoo starts after Melville leaves Nuku Hiva, and centers on his adventures on a whaling ship, the ship's subsequent "soft mutiny" and his imprisonment with a majority of the ship's crew on the island of Tahiti.

Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas By Herman Melville. 2 PART I CHAPTER I. MY RECEPTION ABOARD CHAPTER II. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE SHIP CHAPTER III. FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE JULIA WHICH ENDS THE BOOK. 6 PART I CHAPTER I.

MY RECEPTION ABOARD IT WAS the middle of a bright tropical afternoon that we made good our. Jul 14,  · OMOO by Herman Melville ABOUT THE BOOK: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London inand a sequel to.

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