Présentation de l'éditeur
- Typee and Omoo are both fascinating tales based on Melville's experiences on a whaling ship and include accounts of his idyllic life among Polynesian 'cannibals'.
- Mardi is a delightful love story mixed with adventure and political allegory, set on a Pacific island.
- Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novels are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read and studied throughout the world.
- This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
Biographie de l'auteur
Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.