Miss Lonelyhearts

Melville Stories – “The Encantadas” (Sketches 1–5)

Summary “The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles” are a series of “sketches,” or short prose works, about the Galapagos Islands. They are primarily written from Melvilles own experience sailing around the islands; however, it should not be supposed that the narrator is supposed to be Melville himself. In fact, Melville originally published “The Encantadas” under a …

Melville Stories – “The Encantadas” (Sketches 1–5) Read More »

Melville Stories – “The Encantadas” (Sketches 6–10)

Summary In the sixth “sketch,” the narrator describes Barrington Isle, once a popular resort for the West Indian Buccaneers. Barrington is one of the few inhabitable islands, boasting some vegetation and animals as well as water. The narrator recites a passage told to him by another voyager, who recalls seeing ruins at Barrington Isle. Left …

Melville Stories – “The Encantadas” (Sketches 6–10) Read More »