South Sea Tales (Paperback)

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By Jack London, Tony Horwitz (Introduction by), Christopher Gair (Editor)
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Description


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.-

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.

Praise For…


“He was an adventurer and a man of action as few writers have ever been . . . the excellence of his short stories has been almost forgotten.”—George Orwell

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375759291
ISBN-10: 0375759298
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: March 12th, 2002
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)