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Typee is one of the most popular Herman Melville novels; it takes on a part-autobiographical and part-fictional storyline about his adventure and stay with the cannibals in the French Polynesian island Nuku Hiva of Marquesas in South Pacific. The novel brought Melville the nickname – the man who lived among the cannibals.
What makes this book stand out?
Being a Herman Melville bestseller with an extensive blend of memoir, exotic culture and a feel of adventure.
Read it for
It largely explores the undertone that takes you to the wilderness and the rough edges of the struggle for survival.
Don't read it for
Many people say that the events of the story are not entirely correct and that travel journals were consulted to fill in the gaps. Some even claim they are outright lies.