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Publisher Comments:

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.”

Synopsis:

Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307764898
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Introduction:
Horwitz, Tony
Editor:
Gair, Christopher
Edited by:
Christopher Gair
Author:
Christopher Gair
Author:
London, Jack
Author:
Gair, Christopher
Author:
Jack, London
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020409
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
348

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

South Sea Tales
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"Synopsis" by , Like the celebrated Klondike Tales, the stories that comprise South Sea Tales derive their intensity from the
"Synopsis" by , Presents a collection of stories that portray life in the South Seas.
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