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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first novel by Herman Melville, published in 1846. Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on Melville's actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the "man who lived among the cannibals."

The novel contains examples of:

  • No Ending: The book ends quite abruptly after the narrator escapes.