Omoo
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Omoo

By Herman Melville
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"Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, leaves off. As the author described the book, "It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti." The popular success of Melville's first book encouraged him to write this sequel, hoping it would be "a fitting successor." Typee describes Polynesian life in its "primitive" state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences, including the sophisticated lifestyle of sailors in the Pacific." "Walt Whitman found Omoo "the most readable sort of reading" and praised its "good-natured style." But many reviewers doubted Melville's veracity, and some objected to his "raciness" and "indecencies." Some also denounced his criticism of missionary endeavors, for his attacks on missionaries were more polemical than those undertaken in the earlier book. Over the years, however, readers have been charmed by both." --Book Jacket.

Table of Contents
  • Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas
  • by
  • Herman Melville
  • PART I
    • CHAPTER I. MY RECEPTION ABOARD CHAPTER II. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE SHIP CHAPTER III. FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE JULIA CHAPTER IV. A SCENE IN THE FORECASTLE CHAPTER V. WHAT HAPPENED AT HYTYHOO CHAPTER VI. WE TOUCH AT LA DOMINICA CHAPTER VII. WHAT HAPPENED AT HANNAMANOO CHAPTER VIII. THE TATTOOERS OF LA DOMINICA CHAPTER IX. WE STEER TO THE WESTWARD—STATE OF AFFAIRS CHAPTER X. A SEA-PARLOUR DESCRIBED, WITH SOME OF ITS TENANTS CHAPTER XI. DOCTOR LONG GHOST A WAG—ONE OF HIS CAPERS CHAPTER XII. DEATH AND BURIAL OF TWO OF THE CREW CHAPTER XIII. OUR DESTINATION CHANGED CHAPTER XIV. ROPE YARN CHAPTER XV. CHIPS AND BUNGS CHAPTER XVI. WE ENCOUNTER A GALE CHAPTER XVII. THE CORAL ISLANDS CHAPTER XVIII. TAHITI CHAPTER XIX. A SURPRISE—MORE ABOUT BEMBO CHAPTER XX. THE ROUND ROBIN—VISITORS FROM SHORE CHAPTER XXI. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSUL CHAPTER XXII. THE CONSUL'S DEPARTURE CHAPTER XXIII. THE SECOND NIGHT OFF PAPEETEE CHAPTER XXIV. OUTBREAK OF THE CREW CHAPTER XXV. JERMIN ENCOUNTERS AN OLD SHIPMATE CHAPTER XXVI. WE ENTER THE HARBOUR—JIM THE PILOT CHAPTER XXVII. A GLANCE AT PAPEETEE—WE ARE SENT ABOARD THE FRIGATE CHAPTER XXVIII. RECEPTION FROM THE FRENCHMAN CHAPTER XXIX. THE REINE BLANCHE CHAPTER XXX. THEY TAKE US ASHORE—WHAT HAPPENED THERE CHAPTER XXXI. THE CALABOOZA BERETANEE CHAPTER XXXII. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FRENCH AT TAHITI CHAPTER XXXIII. WE RECEIVE CALLS AT THE HOTEL DE CALABOOZA CHAPTER XXXIV. LIFE AT THE CALABOOZA CHAPTER XXXV. VISIT FROM AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE CHAPTER XXXVI. WE ARE CARRIED BEFORE THE CONSUL AND CAPTAIN CHAPTER XXXVII. THE FRENCH PRIESTS PAY THEIR RESPECTS CHAPTER XXXVIII. LITTLE JULIA SAILS WITHOUT US CHAPTER XXXIX. JERMIN SERVES US A GOOD TURN—FRIENDSHIPS IN POLYNESIA
  • PART II
    • CHAPTER XL. WE TAKE UNTO OURSELVES FRIENDS CHAPTER XLI. WE LEVY CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE SHIPPING CHAPTER XLII. MOTOO-OTOO A TAHITIAN CASUIST CHAPTER XLIII. ONE IS JUDGED BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS CHAPTER XLIV. CATHEDRAL OF PAPOAR—THE CHURCH OP THE COCOA-NUTS CHAPTER XLV. MISSIONARY'S SERMON; WITH SOME REFLECTIONS CHAPTER XLVI. SOMETHING ABOUT THE KANNAKIPPERS CHAPTER XLVII. HOW THEY DRESS IN TAHITI CHAPTER XLVIII. TAHITI AS IT IS CHAPTER XLIX. SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED CHAPTER L. SOMETHING HAPPENS TO LONG GHOST CHAPTER LI. WILSON GIVES US THE CUT—DEPARTURE FOR IMEEO CHAPTER LII. THE VALLEY OF MARTAIR CHAPTER LIII. FARMING IN POLYNESIA CHAPTER LIV. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WILD CATTLE IN POLYNESIA CHAPTER LV. A HUNTING RAMBLE WITH ZEKE CHAPTER LVI. MOSQUITOES CHAPTER LVII. THE SECOND HUNT IN THE MOUNTAINS CHAPTER LVIII. THE HUNTING-FEAST; AND A VISIT TO AFREHITOO CHAPTER LIX. THE MURPHIES CHAPTER LX. WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF US IN MARTAIR CHAPTER LXI. PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY CHAPTER LXII. TAMAI CHAPTER LXIII. A DANCE IN THE VALLEY CHAPTER LXIV. MYSTERIOUS CHAPTER LXV. THE HEGIRA, OR FLIGHT CHAPTER LXVI. HOW WE WERE TO GET TO TALOO CHAPTER LXVII. THE JOURNEY ROUND THE BEACH CHAPTER LXVIII. A DINNER-PARTY IN IMEEO CHAPTER LXIX. THE COCOA-PALM CHAPTER LXX. LIFE AT LOOHOOLOO CHAPTER LXXI. WE START FOR TALOO CHAPTER LXXII. A DEALER IN THE CONTRABAND CHAPTER LXXIII. OUR RECEPTION IN PARTOOWYE CHAPTER LXXIV. RETIRING FOR THE NIGHT—THE DOCTOR GROWS DEVOUT CHAPTER LXXV. A RAMBLE THROUGH THE SETTLEMENT CHAPTER LXXVI. AN ISLAND JILT—WE VISIT THE SHIP CHAPTER LXXVII. A PARTY OF ROVERS—LITTLE LOO AND THE DOCTOR CHAPTER LXXVIII. MRS. BELL CHAPTER LXXIX. TALOO CHAPEL—HOLDING COURT IN POLYNESIA CHAPTER LXXX. QUEEN POMAREE CHAPTER LXXXI. WE VISIT THE COURT CHAPTER LXXXII. WHICH ENDS THE BOOK
  • PART I
    • CHAPTER I.
    • MY RECEPTION ABOARD
    • CHAPTER II.
    • SOME ACCOUNT OF THE SHIP
    • CHAPTER III.
    • FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE JULIA
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • A SCENE IN THE FORECASTLE
    • CHAPTER V.
    • WHAT HAPPENED AT HYTYHOO
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • WE TOUCH AT LA DOMINICA
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • WHAT HAPPENED AT HANNAMANOO
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THE TATTOOERS OF LA DOMINICA
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • WE STEER TO THE WESTWARD—STATE OF AFFAIRS
    • CHAPTER X.
    • A SEA-PARLOUR DESCRIBED, WITH SOME OF ITS TENANTS
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • DOCTOR LONG GHOST A WAG—ONE OF HIS CAPERS
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • DEATH AND BURIAL OF TWO OF THE CREW
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • OUR DESTINATION CHANGED
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • ROPE YARN
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • CHIPS AND BUNGS
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • WE ENCOUNTER A GALE
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • THE CORAL ISLANDS
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • TAHITI
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • A SURPRISE—MORE ABOUT BEMBO
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • THE ROUND ROBIN—VISITORS FROM SHORE
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSUL
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • THE CONSUL'S DEPARTURE
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • THE SECOND NIGHT OFF PAPEETEE
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • OUTBREAK OF THE CREW
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • JERMIN ENCOUNTERS AN OLD SHIPMATE
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • WE ENTER THE HARBOUR—JIM THE PILOT
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • A GLANCE AT PAPEETEE—WE ARE SENT ABOARD THE FRIGATE
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • RECEPTION FROM THE FRENCHMAN
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • THE REINE BLANCHE
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • THEY TAKE US ASHORE—WHAT HAPPENED THERE
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • THE CALABOOZA BERETANEE
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • PROCEEDINGS OF THE FRENCH AT TAHITI
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • WE RECEIVE CALLS AT THE HOTEL DE CALABOOZA
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • LIFE AT THE CALABOOZA
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • VISIT FROM AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • WE ARE CARRIED BEFORE THE CONSUL AND CAPTAIN
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • THE FRENCH PRIESTS PAY THEIR RESPECTS
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • LITTLE JULIA SAILS WITHOUT US
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
    • JERMIN SERVES US A GOOD TURN—FRIENDSHIPS IN POLYNESIA
  • PART II
    • CHAPTER XL.
    • WE TAKE UNTO OURSELVES FRIENDS
    • CHAPTER XLI.
    • WE LEVY CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE SHIPPING
    • CHAPTER XLII.
    • MOTOO-OTOO A TAHITIAN CASUIST
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
    • ONE IS JUDGED BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
    • CATHEDRAL OF PAPOAR—THE CHURCH OF THE COCOA-NUTS
    • CHAPTER XLV.
    • MISSIONARY'S SERMON; WITH SOME REFLECTIONS
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
    • SOMETHING ABOUT THE KANNAKIPPERS
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
    • HOW THEY DRESS IN TAHITI
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
    • TAHITI AS IT IS
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
    • SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER L.
    • SOMETHING HAPPENS TO LONG GHOST
    • CHAPTER LI.
    • WILSON GIVES US THE CUT—DEPARTURE FOR IMEEO
    • CHAPTER LII.
    • THE VALLEY OF MARTAIR
    • CHAPTER LIII.
    • FARMING IN POLYNESIA
    • CHAPTER LIV.
    • SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WILD CATTLE IN POLYNESIA
    • CHAPTER LV.
    • A HUNTING RAMBLE WITH ZEKE
    • CHAPTER LVI.
    • MOSQUITOES
    • CHAPTER LVII.
    • THE SECOND HUNT IN THE MOUNTAINS
    • CHAPTER LVIII.
    • THE HUNTING-FEAST; AND A VISIT TO AFREHITOO
    • CHAPTER LIX.
    • THE MURPHIES
    • CHAPTER LX.
    • WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF US IN MARTAIR
    • CHAPTER LXI.
    • PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
    • CHAPTER LXII.
    • TAMAI
    • CHAPTER LXIII.
    • A DANCE IN THE VALLEY
    • CHAPTER LXIV.
    • MYSTERIOUS
    • CHAPTER LXV.
    • THE HEGIRA, OR FLIGHT
    • CHAPTER LXVI.
    • HOW WE WERE TO GET TO TALOO
    • CHAPTER LXVII.
    • THE JOURNEY ROUND THE BEACH
    • CHAPTER LXVIII.
    • A DINNER-PARTY IN IMEEO
    • CHAPTER LXIX.
    • THE COCOA-PALM
    • CHAPTER LXX.
    • LIFE AT LOOHOOLOO
    • CHAPTER LXXI.
    • WE START FOR TALOO
    • CHAPTER LXXII.
    • A DEALER IN THE CONTRABAND
    • CHAPTER LXXIII.
    • OUR RECEPTION IN PARTOOWYE
    • CHAPTER LXXIV.
    • RETIRING FOR THE NIGHT—THE DOCTOR GROWS DEVOUT
    • CHAPTER LXXV.
    • A RAMBLE THROUGH THE SETTLEMENT
    • CHAPTER LXXVI.
    • AN ISLAND JILT—WE VISIT THE SHIP
    • CHAPTER LXXVII.
    • A PARTY OF ROVERS—LITTLE LOO AND THE DOCTOR
    • CHAPTER LXXVIII.
    • MRS. BELL
    • CHAPTER LXXIX.
    • TALOO CHAPEL—HOLDING COURT IN POLYNESIA
    • CHAPTER LXXX.
    • QUEEN POMAREE
    • CHAPTER LXXXI.
    • WE VISIT THE COURT
    • CHAPTER LXXXII.
    • WHICH ENDS THE BOOK
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