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Author:
Anderson, Charles Roberts 1902-1999  Search this
Subject:
Melville, Herman 1819-1891  Search this
Physical description:
522 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1949
[1949]
Contents:
Outward bound. Why Ishmael went to sea ; New Bedford ; A whale laboratory ; Facts and symbols in Moby-Dick -- "The man who lived among cannibals." The French at Nukahiva ; Missionaries and cannibals ; The noble savages of Typee Valley ; Truth and fiction in Typee -- "Mr. Omoo," the rover. Mutiny on the Lucy Ann ; Tahiti in 1842 ; Beachcomber ; Honolulu -- Homeward bound. Farewell to the Pacific ; The frigate United States ; White-Jacket as romance ; White-Jacket as propaganda
Summary:
Anderson writes of Melville as a simpler and more convincing person than the conventional dramatization. His South Seas experiences, stripped of their romantic trappings, are bright with high-hearted adventure.
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Call number:
PS2386 .A53 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_945596