South Sea Tales (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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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)