The romantic novel by Herman Melville draws on the author's personal experiences as a crew member of a ship in the Pacific and colorfully depicts the life of a sailor in the 19th century. In the vastness of Polynesia and aboard a whaling ship, the main character experiences various adventures. He also comes into contact with mutineers, deserters, but also natives. Will he escape imprisonment and get to Tahiti?
The name Omoo comes from the Polynesian and means someone who leaves the island.