by Herman Melville
Publisher: L. C. Page and Co. 1892
Number of pages: 442
Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is based on the author's actual experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, and is liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books.
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by Herman Melville - Project Gutenberg
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