The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Herman Melville

Narrated By: James K. White

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes


A novella that was first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854. It consists of ten philosophical "Sketches" on the Encantadas, or Galápagos Islands. It was collected in The Piazza Tales in 1856. The Encantadas was to become the most critically successful of that collection. All of the stories are replete with symbolism reinforcing the cruelty of life on the Encantadas.


Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

by Herman Melville

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Encantadas or Enchanted Isles, Herman Melville