One of America’s most startling fluid texts, Herman Melville’s Typee exists in multiple critically diverse versions, in both manuscript and print. Based on the recently discovered working draft of Typee, this electronic edition offers digital images, a transcription of each manuscript page, corresponding print texts, and a dynamic reading text, which allows readers to inspect the revision sequences and narratives of more than 1000 revision sites. Comprehensive introductory essays by John Bryant discuss the evolution of Typee and innovative features of this edition, among other things. “This Site” provides an elementary guide for users. A full transcription of the first British edition is included as well.
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