South Sea Tales

South Sea Tales

by Jack London
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South Sea Tales by Jack London

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494229443
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876–1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame. The bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era, London created a substantial body of work in his short life, drawing upon his experiences as a cannery worker, sailor, railroad hobo, and prospector.

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South Sea tales 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
create More than 1 year ago
To anyone who has never read any Jack London this book is a perfect place to get to know this classic writer of high adventure. London is one of those writers whose work is truly written for the ages and is often read over and over again, never growing old. There are few writers about whom this can be said, but two others who readily come to mind are Hemingway and Michener, and what better company could London have than that?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*a strange being walked into the fray. His species unknown The figure was humanoid looking, except for a couple characteristics. He was tall and muscled. His skin was coal black. His eyes had icy blue irises. He was bald except for two large horns that came out of his head. He had clawlike nails. His hands and legs were chained together and he was dressed in brown torn rags. He stumbled through the area*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She flew in with massive white wings, accented by pink and gold runes. She landed gracefully and folded her wings back. "Hello." She greeted softly.
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"Ah, yes, sorry. I'm here." He landed in the clearing, folding his exppansive wings behind his back.
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