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Whipscars and tattoos : the last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Author: Geoffrey Sanborn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Through careful historical research, Geoffrey Sanborn reveals how both James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville relied heavily on contemporary accounts of the indigenous natives of New Zealand, the  Read more...

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Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; James Fenimore Cooper; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; James Fenimore Cooper; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Sanborn
ISBN: 9780199751693 0199751692
OCLC Number: 624045233
Description: xv, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: grand, ungodly, godlike men --
Te Aara's scars --
Cooper's death song --
Te Pehi Kupe's Moko --
Melville's furious life --
Index.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Sanborn.
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"This lucid book is critically and historically illuminating, and immensely pleasurable. Sanborn brings his careful historical, biographical, ethnographical study of the nineteenth-century Maori, who Read more...

 
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