A Son of the sun

Tác giả: Jack London

Thể loại: Tiểu thuyết

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TheWilli-Wawlay in the passage between the shore-reef and the outer-reef. From the latter came the low murmur of a lazy surf, but the sheltered stretch of water, not more than a hundred yards across to the white beach of pounded coral sand, was of glass-like smoothness. Narrow as was the passage, and anchored as she was in the shoalest place that gave room to swing, theWilli-Waw'schain rode up-and-down a clean hundred feet

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Kaitun Nguyen
05/10/2015 lúc 11:37

I've read these tales many times. To me, they define "High Adventure." The descriptions vividly capture the locales, the dialogues delineate the wild characters. Men play to the death for fortunes and the fun of it. I've picked up some other collections of South Sea tales by some worthy writers, but London's stories have an edge in focus, and a certain literary rhythm needed to tell a good action tale. Most of these stories are not politically correct, perhaps not even by the standards of the age that they were written. It doesn't bother me and i wouldn't change a single word. In some collections I've seen, the first story, "A Son of the Son", has been cut out, and only the middle part of it, telling of Grief's origin and coming to the Pacific included as a preface. The whole first story is intact in this collection. My favorite, "The Pearls of Parlay", has been included in some of "Best of London" collections, It features one of London's excellent hurricane depictions, a cackling madman, and a scene involving hara-kiri. I love all the tales. As with most adventure, it is a wild mixture of fair play, morality, and capitalistic greed, and nihilism

Marie Chitali
05/10/2015 lúc 14:01

Jack London's tales of the south seas in this title provide everything a boy needs, action, adventure, deception, intrigue, fighting, drinking, trading, storms, and boats. This book follows a south seas trader as he manages his fleet and plies his trade, dealing with double crossers, native peoples, white traders, greed, and of course, the weather. Open this book and you are transported to a different time and place.