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The magic island

Author: William Seabrook
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adventures and emotional experiences of an American author in Haiti.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seabrook, William, b. 1887.
Magic island.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929
(OCoLC)614017465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Seabrook
ISBN: 0766159086 9780766159082
OCLC Number: 173365
Description: x, 336 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, (including music), plates, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The Voodoo rites: Secret fires --
The way is opened and closed --
The petro sacrifice --
The "Ouanga" charm --
Goat-cry girl-cry --
The God incarnate --
Black sorcery: The altar of skulls --
"... dead men working in the cane fields" --
Toussel's pale bride --
Célestine with a silver dish --
The tragic comedy: A blind man walking on eggs --
A nymph in bronze --
'"The truth is a beautiful thing" --
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the president!" --
But the truth becomes somewhat tangled --
Trails winding: The white king of La Gonave --
The black queen's court --
A torn scrap of paper --
Portrait of a "Gros Nègre" --
"Polynice and his white" --
The 'Danse Congo" --
"No white man could be as dumb as that" --
Portrait of a scientist --
Morne la Selle adventure --
The soul of Haiti --
From the author's notebook.
Responsibility: by W.B. Seabrook; illustrated with drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author.

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Adventures and emotional experiences of an American author in Haiti.

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