Mardi Vol. 1


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"Not long ago, having published two narratives of voyages in the Pacific, which, in many quarters, were received with incredulity, the thought occurred to me, of indeed writing a romance of Polynesian adventure, and publishing it as such; to see whether, the fiction might not, possibly, be received for a verity: in some degree the reverse of my previous experience...This thought was the germ of others, which have resulted in Mardi" (Herman Melville, Preface). (10 hr 46 min)

Chapters

000 Preface 1:15 Read by Ecological Humanist
001 Foot in Stirrup 30:43 Read by Ecological Humanist
002 A Calm 4:36 Read by Ecological Humanist
003 A King for a Comrade 12:39 Read by Ecological Humanist
004 A Chat in the Clouds 6:09 Read by Ecological Humanist
005 Seats secured and Portmanteaus packed 5:55 Read by Ecological Humanist
006 Eight Bells 4:41 Read by Ecological Humanist
007 A Pause 2:38 Read by Ecological Humanist
008 They push off, Velis et Remis 6:32 Read by Ecological Humanist
009 The Watery World is all before Them 5:04 Read by Ecological Humanist
010 They arrange their Canopies and Lounges, and try to make Things comfortable 5:09 Read by Ecological Humanist
011 Jarl afflicted with the Lockjaw 3:30 Read by Ecological Humanist
012 More about being in an open Boat 2:52 Read by Ecological Humanist
013 Of the Chondropterygii, and other uncouth Hordes infesting the South Seas 10:52 Read by Ecological Humanist
014 Jarl's Misgivings 6:08 Read by Ecological Humanist
015 A Stitch in Time saves Nine 2:55 Read by Ecological Humanist
016 They are Becalmed 6:20 Read by Ecological Humanist
017 In high Spirits they push on for the Terra Incognita 3:17 Read by Ecological Humanist
018 My Lord Shark and his Pages 5:00 Read by Ecological Humanist
019 Who goes there? 13:20 Read by Ecological Humanist
020 Noises and Portents 6:02 Read by Ecological Humanist
021 Man ho! 4:47 Read by Ecological Humanist
022 What befel the Brigantine at the Pearl Shell Islands 13:16 Read by Ecological Humanist
023 Sailing from the Island they pillage the Cabin 5:31 Read by Ecological Humanist
024 Dedicated to the College of Physicians and Surgeons 5:34 Read by Ecological Humanist
025 Peril a Peace-maker 5:55 Read by Ecological Humanist
026 Containing a Pennyweight of Philosophy 3:10 Read by Ecological Humanist
027 In which the past History of the Parki is concluded 8:09 Read by Ecological Humanist
028 Suspicions laid, and something about the Calmuc 10:25 Read by Ecological Humanist
029 What they lighted upon in further searching the Craft, and the Resolution t… 12:27 Read by Ecological Humanist
030 Hints for a full length of Samoa 4:02 Read by Ecological Humanist
031 Rovings Alow and Aloft 6:44 Read by Ecological Humanist
032 Xiphius Platypterus 6:55 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
033 Otard 3:50 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
034 How they steered on their Way 10:18 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
035 Ah, Annatoo! 6:11 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
036 The Parki gives up the Ghost 5:39 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
037 Once more they take to the Chamois 3:32 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
038 The Sea on Fire 7:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
039 They fall in with Strangers 10:33 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
040 Sire and Sons 3:24 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
041 A Fray 6:09 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
042 Remorse 3:53 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
043 The Tent entered 5:35 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
044 Away! 6:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
045 Reminiscences 3:07 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
046 The Chamois with a roving Commission 3:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
047 Yillah, Jarl, and Samoa 3:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
048 Something under the Surface 7:24 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
049 Yillah 3:26 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
050 Yillah in Ardair 8:36 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
051 The Dream begins to fade 3:11 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
052 World ho! 5:56 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
053 The Chamois Ashore 4:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
054 A Gentleman from the Sun 5:20 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
055 Tiffin in a Temple 6:04 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
056 King Media a Host 5:31 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
057 Taji takes Counsel with himself 8:22 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
058 Mardi by Night and Yillah by Day 3:22 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
059 Their Morning Meal 4:07 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
060 Belshazzar on the Bench 8:34 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
061 An incognito 4:05 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
062 Taji retires from the World 3:49 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
063 Odo and its Lord 7:25 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
064 Yillah a Phantom 4:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
065 Taji makes three Acquaintances 4:49 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
066 With a fair Wind at Sunrise they sail 4:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
067 Little King Peepi 7:49 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
068 How Teeth were regarded in Valapee 5:12 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
069 The Company discourse, and Braid-Beard rehearses a Legend 11:04 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
070 the Minstrel leads off with a Paddle-Song; and a Message is received from A… 4:14 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
072 A Book from the Chronicles of Mohi 9:57 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
073 Something more of the Prince 2:15 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
074 Advancing deeper into the Vale, they encounter Donjalolo 5:50 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
071 They land upon the Island of Juam 4:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
075 Time and Temples 6:23 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
076 A pleasant Place for a Lounge 3:23 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
077 The House of the Afternoon 5:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
078 Babbalanja solus 6:20 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
079 The Center of Many Circumferences 2:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
080 Donjalolo in the Bosom of his Family 8:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
081 Wherein Babbalanja relates the Adventure of one Karkeke in the Land of Shad… 5:39 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
082 How Donjalolo sent Agents to the surrounding Isles; with the Result 5:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
083 They visit the Tributary Islets 2:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
084 Taji sits down to Dinner with five-and-twenty Kings, and a royal Time they … 18:04 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
085 After Dinner 3:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
086 Of those Scamps the Plujii 5:26 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
087 Nora-Bamma 2:21 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
088 In a Calm, Hautia's Heralds approach 2:42 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
089 Braid-Beard rehearses the Origin of the Isle of Rogues 5:25 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
090 Rare Sport at Ohonoo 5:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
091 Of King Uhia and his Subjects 3:59 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
092 The God Keevi and the Precipice of Mondo 4:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
093 Babbalanja steps in between Mohi and Yoomy; and Yoomy relates a Legend 10:14 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
094 Of that jolly old Lord, Borabolla; and that jolly Island of his, Mondoldo; … 12:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
095 That jolly old Lord Borabolla laughs on both Sides of his Face 7:42 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
096 Samoa a Surgeon 4:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
097 Faith and Knowledge 3:34 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
098 The Tale of a Traveler 3:07 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
099 ''Marnee Ora, Ora Marnee.'' 9:23 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
100 The Pursuer himself is pursued 8:57 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
101 The Iris 1:51 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
102 They depart from Mondoldo 3:30 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
103 As they sail 4:03 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
104 Wherein Babbalanja broaches a diabolical Theory, and in his own Person prov… 7:51 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan