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  • Author:
    Mike Resnik,Mike and Carol Resnick,Frederick O'Brien
  • ISBN:
    1570901694
  • ISBN13:
    978-1570901690
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  • Publisher:
    Alexander Books (October 20, 2001)
  • Pages:
    532 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Australia & Oceania
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    1556 kb
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    1818 kb
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    1483 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    843
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The silent, 1927, adaptation of White Shadows in the South Seas ? and it won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. Now, it?s back in print! Book Information. About Frederick O'Brien (Author) : Frederick O'Brien is a published author. View Frederick O'Brien's profile.

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The Widowmaker (movie script). White Shadows in the South Seas (Resnick's Library of Worldwide Adventure) (by Frederick O'Brien, with Mike Resnick, October 2001).

This book on the South Seas, and two others that followed, gained its author, Frederick O'Brien, much fame and popularity in the 1920s. 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.

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The very first feature film ever to be filmed on location in Tahiti? The silent, 1927, adaptation of White Shadows in the South Seas ? and it won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. Now, it?s back in print!

Yainai
This account of the Marquesas in 1919 holds one's interest, but is not something for one sitting. I picked it up in an inn furnished with old books and had to ferret it away (don't tell!). The Marquesans have interesting names (in translation): Malicious Gossip (f), Exploding Eggs (m), Vanquished Often (f), Seventh Man Who is so Angry he Wallows in the Mire (m), etc Maybe something we should adopt for our public figures.
Cordantrius
I give it a 4 even though I did not finish reading it. It was very decent writing but I have recently been through a LOT of old South Sea authors and wasn't quite ready for more at this point. I can't add much more to this comment than that.
Hiclerlsi
Not a travelogue, it is the account from a keen observer of humanity of an extended sojourn among the people of the Marquesas Islands and ultimately his reflections on the devastations among the population resulting from the culture shock of encounter with Western civilization. Brief quotation from his reflections: “…changes in the customs of every race must come from within that race or they will destroy it. The essence of life is freedom.”
Blackseeker
we bought this as a gift and our friend really enjoyed it! beautiful book and I'm probably going to get a few more! Cathy
Arryar
Was there ever a more romantic title than "White Shadows in the South Seas?" The book sold like hotcakes in the early 1920s and a movie of it won an Oscar in 1928. 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. One of the female characters is named "Vanquished Often." This is pretty racy for 1921, the stuff that escapist dreams were made of after the horrors of World War I.

Well, unfortunately, "White Shadows" while not a bad book is not a very good book either. It's about a visit the author made to the remote Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific. He meets a lot of bizarre characters and tells us of them at length -- and I have a feeling he told a few "stretchers" as Huck Finn would say. There's plenty of colorful descriptions of scenery that is in truth spectacular, and stories of some of the people who have visited the Marquesas, including Herman Melville and Paul Gauguin. O'Brien gives the reader a good dose of history and folklore.

I've had "White Shadows" and its companion volume "Mystic Isles of the South Seas" on my bookshelf for about 40 years. The titles are too evocative and the books too romantic to throw away. The photographs are pretty decent too, although not as revealing as some of Marquesan women in "The National Geographic" of the same epoch. So, buy the books and look at the pictures, read a bit of the purple prose, and dream of an Island maid named Vanquished Often.

Smallchief