Through the South Seas With
Jack London is home from his long cruise on the
Snark in the remote South Seas, bringing with him a collection of
wonderful South Pacific stories and unique descriptions of adventure incident
to the most extraordinary voyage ever undertaken by a literary man. He has
placed with us, for serial publication during 1910, all the manuscripts,
together with a great number of interesting and unusual photographs. (The crew
of the Snark were well supplied with cameras.) We feel justified in
saying that none will charm so completely as Mr. London's South Sea sketches.
The reading world has long been expecting them; in fact, several publications
have announced they were going to get them; however we have them.
Each of the articles is complete in itself. The
whole series will give the reader a truer picture of the South Sea Islands than
perhaps has ever been presented heartofore. That no little hardship attended
the long cruise of the tiny vessel goes without saying, but throughout the
articles there runs an undercurrent of delightful humor. Even in the last of
the series—which describes almost incredible conditions and experiences
that necessitated the abandonment by Mr. London of his plan to continue the
voyage around the world—runs the same, careless, half-jesting spirit.
From the December, 1909 issue of The Pacific Monthly magazine.
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