Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II - Herman Melville

Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II

By Herman Melville

  • Release Date: 1891-09-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature


Beginning as a travelogue this adventure story gives way to a romance story, which in its turn gives way to a philosophical quest. It details the traveling of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter.