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South Sea Talesby Tony Horwitz
Synopses & Reviews
Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the author’s own far-flung adventures, conveying an impassioned, unsparing vision borne only of experience. The powerful tales gathered here vividly evoke the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific and its capricious tropical landscape, while also trenchantly observing the delicate interplay between imperialism and the exotic. And as Tony Horwitz asserts in his Introduction, “When London’s stories click, we are utterly there, at the edge of the world and the limit of human endurance.”
Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the
Presents a collection of stories that portray life in the South Seas.
About the Author
Christopher Gair is a lecturer in American Studies at the University of Birmingham, and a contributor to the Jack London Journal and other publications. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Tony Horwitz is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of Confederates in the Attic, among other books. He lives in Virginia.
Table of Contents
The house of pride — Koolau the leper — Good-bye, Jack — The seed of McCoy — The house of Mapuhi — The heathen — Mauki — A son of the sun — The devils of Fuatino — The feathers of the sun — On the Makaloa mat — The tears of Ah Kim — The bones of Kahekili — Shin-bones — When Alice told her soul — The red one.
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