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The spell of the Pacific : an anthology of its literature

Author: Carl Stroven; A Grove Day
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1949.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spell of the Pacific.
New York : Macmillan, 1949
(OCoLC)574211011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Stroven; A Grove Day
OCLC Number: 1459976
Description: xx, 940 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The sea. The mutiny of the Bounty / William Bligh --
Pitcairn's Island / Sir John Barrow --
The wreck of the Essex / Owen Chase --
The Town-Ho's story / Herman Melville --
The burning of the clipper ship Hornet / Mark Twain --
Polynesian sea chants / Sir Peter H. Buck, translator --
Two poems of the Pacific / Clifford Gessler --
Discovery / Allen Curnow --
Five visions of Captain Cook / Kenneth Slessor --
The sea faring / Louis O. Coxe --
2. Polynesia. Tahiti, the new Cytherea / Louis Antoine de Bougainville --
The massacre at Tutuila / Compte de la Perouse --
The gospel comes to the Marquesas / William Wilson --
Will Mariner at the Tongan Islands / John Martin --
Missionaries at Mangaia / John Williams --
In Typee Valley ; To Ned / Herman Melville --
A prodigal in Tahiti / Charles Warren Stoddard --
A concert at the palace / Pierre Loti --
The exploits of Maui / William Wyatt Gill, translator --
A New Englander in the South Seas / Henry Adams --
Fishing season / Paul Gauguin --
A son of empire / Lloyd Osbourne --
The house of Mapuhi / Jack London --
Tiare Tahiti / Rupert Brooke --
Red / W. Somerset Maugham --
"Occupation: journalist" ; The forgotten one / James Norman Hall --
Maki's perfect day / Charles Nordhoff --
At home in Puka-Puka / Robert Dean Frisbie --
3. Hawaii. Discovery of the Sandwich Islands / James Cook --
Life in Honolulu, 1809 / Archibald Campbell --
The missionaries arrive in Hawaii / Lucy Goodale Thurston --
Queen Nomahanna / Otto von Kotzebue --
Honolulu in the seventies / Isabella Bird --
Father Damien of Molokai / Charles Warren Stoddard --
The bottle imp / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The water of Kane / Nathaniel B. Emerson, translator --
The Menehune: a legend of Kauai / William Hyde Rice --
Waikiki / Rupert Brooks --
His oceanic majesty's goldfish / Austin Strong --
The plague / Genevieve Taggard --
The Niihau story / Blake Clark --
End and beginning / Donald Stauffer --
Lines written but never mailed from Hawaii / William Meredith. 4. New Zealand. Tasman at Murderer's Bay / Abel Janszoon Tasman --
Darwin in New Zealand / Charles Robert Darwin --
Two Maori myths / Sir George Grey, translator --
A Maori ruffian / Frederick Edward Maning --
The woman at the store / Katherine Mansfield --
The happiest dog in the North Island / Sidney Hartley Jenkinson --
The thirsty land / "Robin Hyde" --
The whare / Douglas Stewart --
The unhistoric story / Allen Curnow --
5. Australia. The natives of New Holland / William Dampier --
The discovery of the Darling River / Charles Sturt --
The sick stockrider / Adam Lindsay Gordon --
Michael Howe, the demon bushranger / Marcus Clarke --
The man from Snowy River / Andrew Barton Paterson --
A golden shanty / Edward G. Dyson --
The loaded dog / Henry Lawson --
The maker of a continent / Charles E.W. Bean --
Proem from Australia felix / "Henry Handel Richardson" --
Out there / E.L. Grant Watson --
The natives arrive / Jack McLaren --
Australian spring / Hugh McCrae --
The champion bullock driver / Lance Skuthorpe --
The confusion of tongues / William Ramsay Smith, translator --
Kaijek the songman / Xavier Herbert --
Two poems / John Manifold --
6. Melanesia. The massacre at Fiji / Peter Dillon --
The rescue of Mrs. Thompson / Thomas Henry Huxley --
How the Fijians learned to build their canoes / Lorimer Fison --
Beche de mer English / Jack London --
An expedition against the Dobudura tribe / C.A.W. Monckton --
The fourth man / John Russell --
Letters from the New Hebrides / "Asterisk" --
Cannibals to call / Charis Crockett --
New guinea / Karl Shapiro --
7. Micronesia. Magellan discovers the Marianas / Antonio Pigafetta --
The king of Palau visits Captain Wilson / George Keate --
The U.S. Exploring Expedition at Utiroa / Charles Wilkes --
The king of Apemama / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The rangers of Tia Kau / Louis Becke --
The exploits of Olofat / Roland Burrage Dixon, translator --
Buccaneers from Boston / Willard Price --
8. The Philippines. The death of Magellan / Antonio Pigafetta --
The founding of the Philippines / Antonio de Morga --
The Centurion and the Manila galleon / Richard Walter --
Heretic and filibuster / Jose Rizal --
Karain's kingdom / Joseph Conrad --
Three Filipino folk tales / Dean Spruill Fansler, translator --
The son of rizal / Jose Garcia Villa --
My father goes to court / Carlos Bulosan --
Guerilla episode / Ira Wolfert.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Carl Stroven and A. Grove Day ; with an introd. by James A. Michener.

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