“In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville”


In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville
Ebook US $9.99
Paperback US $12.95

by Lynn Michelsohn, Herman Melville
Photographs by Moses Michelsohn

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Book Description

Sail the exotic Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick!

Let History and Legend, Fiction and Fact, Myth and Mystery swirl around you as you enter this unique island world.

  ~ Discover teeming seabird rookeries, stark volcanic landscapes, and giant tortoises . . .

  ~ Meet buccaneers and explorers, colonists and castaways, whalers and naturalists . . .

  ~ Explore these Enchanted Isles with one of America’s greatest writers . . .

  ~ Enrich your once-in-a-lifetime visit to . . . The Galapagos Islands.

Herman Melville first glimpsed the Galapagos Islands as a young seaman on the whaler Acushnet. Years later, after the failure of Moby-Dick, he tried to regain his lost popularity by writing a series ten of magazine sketches called “The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles,” recalling the strange worlds he found there.

In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville, written for today’s visitor, or armchair visitor, includes these ten sketches and more. Bring it with you to the Galapagos Islands or read it before you leave home. Enhance your enjoyment of the Enchanted Isles with these glimpses of their captivating natural and human history written over 150 years ago by that famous fellow traveler.

In the Galapagos Islands with Herman Melville includes . . .
~ Herman Melville’s ten sketches, “The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles”
~ Forty of Moses Michelsohn’s striking photographs (in color in the ebook on all apps except b&w Kindles): Galapagos Islands birds, iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lions, exotic plants, and volcanic landscapes
~ Lynn Michelsohn’s introductions to each sketch.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Galapagos Islands!


About the Authors

Herman Melville wrote “The Encantadas,” like Moby-Dick and “Billy Budd,” by drawing on his shipboard experiences in the South Seas as a young man.

Lynn Michelsohn has written such diverse books as Roswell, Your Travel Guide to the UFO Capital of the World! and Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from the Carolina Lowcountry. Her longstanding interests in both the Galapagos Islands and Herman Melville led to this work.

Like Melville, biologist and wildlife photographer Moses Michelsohn found tortoises on the Galapagos Islands fascinating but tree frogs in Ecuador, Costa Rica, and the southeastern United States remain his primary research interest.


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