A Peep at Polynesian Life
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Praise For Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life…
- Arthur Stedman
Penguin Classics, 9780140434880, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1996
About the Author
Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.