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Herman Melville, John Bryant (introduction, commentary). Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. Penguin Classics, 1996 (Typee, 1846). So much wild implausibility next to passages just strange enough to have the ring of reality; it's a minor agony to guess how much of it really happened.

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