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White Shadows in the South Seas (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

by Frederick O"Brien

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Dodo Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • TRAVEL & HOLIDAY,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Oceania,
  • History / Oceania,
  • Travel : Essays & Travelogues,
  • Travel - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages424
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11676401M
    ISBN 101406531634
    ISBN 109781406531633
    OCLC/WorldCa156829664

      Thirty years before South Pacific would grace the silver screen, an earlier film that also explored the clash of civilizations in Polynesia, White Shadows of the South Seas, wowed audiences with its cinematography and, like South Pacific, a melodramatic love story between an American (Monte Blue) and a beautiful Polynesian girl, Fayaway, played by Mexico-born actress Raquel Torres.. Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Brien, Frederick, White shadows in the South Seas. New York, Century Co., (OCoLC)

    White Shadows in the South Seas. By. Frederick O'Brien. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. It is for those who stay at home yet dream of foreign places that I have written this book, a record of one happy year spent among the simple, friendly cannibals of Atuona valley, on the island of Hiva-oa in the Marquesas.   Book from Project Gutenberg: White Shadows in the South Seas.

    the published book maybe the form of W. S. Van Dyke's Journal: White Shadows in the South Seas () in e-book can be your alternative. Judy Finley: This book untitled W. S. Van Dyke's Journal: White Shadows in the South Seas () to be one of. Genre/Form: Printed books: Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Brien, Frederick, White shadows in the South Seas. New York, Century Co.,


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White Shadows in the South Seas (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Frederick O"Brien Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first of these volumes, 's White Shadows in the South Seas, was a tremendous bestseller in its day, and no wonder. O'Brien romances the people and the culture of the island of Marquesas with this account of the year of drowsy afternoons and nights lit by mysterious moonlight that he spent strolling its sandy shores and basking in its Cited by: 9.

white shadows in the south seas the fantastic book by o'brian is set in the marquesas and it is not a novel as reported in wikipedia but rather a non fiction travel book.

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White Shadows in the South Seas is a American silent film adventure romance directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring Monte Blue and Raquel was produced by Cosmopolitan Productions in association with MGM and distributed by MGM. Loosely based on the travel book of the same name by Frederick O'Brien, it is known for being the first MGM film to be released with a pre-recorded Music by: William Axt, David Mendoza.

This book on the South Seas, and two others that followed, gained its author, Frederick O'Brien, much fame and popularity in the s. Today, the book is difficult to find, and Frederick O'Brien has slipped back into obscurity. But never was there an individual about whom we know so much and so little at the same time/5.

white shadows in the south seas the fantastic book by o'brian is set in the marquesas and it is not a novel as reported in wikipedia but rather a non fiction travel book.

imagine my surprise when it /5. Also buried on the island, but not mentioned in the book (since he was born after its publication) is the French poet, Jacques Brel. Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian, famed for his book “Kon Tiki”, lived on the islands for a year.

Robert Lewis Stevenson also visited and wrote “In the South Seas /5(7). Whether you need an overview of White Shadows in the South Seas or a detailed summary of the book for a college project or just for fun, brings you the book-wise summaries of White Shadows in the South Seas for free.

White Shadows in the South Seas summary and study guide are also available on the mobile version of the website. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty. With Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush. An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.

White Shadows In The South Seas is the title of a book written by Frederick O’Brien in ; part of a trilogy he wrote based on his experiences living in the Pacific islands.

His book was taken as the starting point for a film to be directed, initially, by Robert Flaherty with Dyke as his support. Was there ever a more romantic title than "White Shadows in the South Seas?" The book sold like hotcakes in the early s and a movie of it won an Oscar in I suspect, however, that a lot of the popularity of the book was due to photographs of undraped Polynesian women and hints of sexual delights/5.

New York: Century, (). Reprint of first edition. 8vo. Attractive green, blue, ochre decorative cloth binding depicting palm trees, a beach, dugout canoe. Smaller similar decoration to spine. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographic plates.

The basis for White Shadows in the South Seas (), a silent film. 2 days ago  Offered for auction is an interesting volume titled "WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS",Frederick O'Brien,1st edition, 1st printing.

Profusely illustrated with photographs, the book chronicles the author's " year among the simple, happy cannibals of Atuona valley on the island of Hiva-oa in the date: White Shadows in the South Seas by Frederick O'Brien starting at $ White Shadows in the South Seas has 39 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Frederick O'Brien's "White Shadows in the South Seas" (Century,pp) is not a novel, was not set on Samoa, and does not mention pearl diving. It is a serious travel book, for which O'Brien actually did his own background reading, drawing on Charles Darwin (evidently "Voyage of the Beagle," though the actual work is not cited), and.

White Shadows in the South Seas (Resnick Library of Worldwide Adventure) by O'Brien, Frederick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at White Shadows in the South Seas is a silent film directed by W.S.

Van Dyke, starring Monte Blue. It is set in the islands of south Polynesia (the credits cite the Marquesas, but the film was actually shot in Tahiti). The film opens on a ratty-looking trading post set up by Sebastian, a slimy white pearl merchant.

Despite the wails from the pro-Flaherty camp about "compromise" and "bastardization", the finished White Shadows in the South Seas is a superlative work. Loosely based on a book by Frederick O'Brien, the film charts the denigration of the South Sea islands and its denizens thanks to the intervention of white civilization.

White Shadows in the South Seas eBook White Shadows in the South Seas. The following sections of this BookRags Literature Study Guide is offprint from Gale's For Students Series: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Works: Introduction, Author Biography, Plot Summary, Characters, Themes, Style, Historical Context, Critical Overview, Criticism and Critical Essays.

Critic Reviews for White Shadows in the South Seas All Critics (1) | Fresh (1) [It is] a very effective picture, in fact, too effective, with that characteristic Hollywood sleekness and ry: Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance. White shadows in the South Seas Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

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The book White Shadows in the South Seas was also made into a silent film. This work demonstrates the horrific legacy of trading companies as they exploited and enslaved the South Pacific in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Many of these regions are still at a disadvantage today because of how traders ravaged their peoples, their.He was likely surprised when White Shadows became a best-seller inand doubly surprised when the book was sought by MGM to become possibly the first non-fiction book to be adapted to a feature film (starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres).

O'Brien went on to write two more South Sea books, Mystic Isles of the South Seas and Atolls of the Sun.