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Melville, Herman
OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
Author: Melville, Herman
Edition: First British Edition, First Printing
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: John Murray
Publication Date: 1847

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Omoo is the second book by American writer Herman Melville, first published in London in 1847, preceding the American edition by several weeks, and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and a third of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. In 1949, the novel was adapted into the exploitation film Omoo-Omoo, the Shark God [Wikipedia]. BAL 13655.

Octavo, xiv, 321 pages. In Good minus condition. Half bound in red leather with red cloth boards and gilt lettering on paneled and blindstamped spine. Boards have rubbing to corners and joints, slight bumping to corners, stain on front cover, and white marks on rear cover. Text block has light age toning, foxing to pages, splitting to rear interior hinge, and spine separated from binding at rear interior hinge. State A of page 209, no priority. Frontispiece map. Shelved in Room A.
Item: 1372557
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