Episode 15: Typee

Join Fred and Dave as they journey to the exotic South Seas to live with the Typees. Yes, it’s the novel that announced Herman Melville to the world – but is it one that makes the shelf?


Further Reading

Some further listening as well as reading this week – an interesting Radio 4 documentary on Melville is well worth your time.

You will find all the materials you might want at the pages for The Melville Society and the Life and Works of Herman Melville

That said, a few more worth pointing out include this short article about Melville’s writing process¬†and this discussion of his personal life

And I’d definitely suggest reading D H Lawrence on Typee and this very interesting article about how “realistic” the book truly was.#



Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s not Raffles slash fiction but a ghostly short story – “Oh, Whistle, And I’ll Come To You, My Lad”

Read it online here:


See you in a fortnight!



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