Faery Lands of the South Seas


The authors of this work take the readers to a place and time that has disappeared from history—the South Seas immediately after World War I. This non-fiction book looks at the islands just before their historical cultures were destroyed by the coming of World War II and its consequences. It is full of anecdotes and valuable personal observations. Tahiti is at the center of this book, but the true adventures take place in the overlooked regions populated by less than a hundred people. The author writes of places where Polynesia's myths, legends, and stories still have influence, though under the ever-growing presence of American and European trade.