Faery Lands of the South Seas

Faery Lands of the South Seas

by James Norman Hall, Charles Bernard Nordhoff, George A. Picken (Illustrator)
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
©1921, Item: 92390
Hardcover, 355 pages
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When Hall and Nordhoff landed they playfully divided the faery kingdom between them; one would visit one group of the islands, the other, another group. They found islands which apparently were never before visited by white men. In others they found white men—misanthropes, misfits, scientists, oddities. They discovered a native tribe, practically shut off from the world, whose community life was almost perfect. They found some tribes gentle and courteous; others, warlike and cannibalistic.

For two years they lived the native life, gathering everywhere the fascinating native lore, keeping in touch with each other by letter, and meeting to compare notes. And they are probably better equipped than anyone ever was to tell us about the dreamy, langorous existance in these enchanted islands, for which many white men have deserted civilization.

—from the dust jacket

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