Free eBook A Son of the Sun download

by Jack London

Free eBook A Son of the Sun download ISBN: 8132053508
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (May 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 166
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure
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Again he quested seaward for signs of wind. The usual trade-wind cloudswere absent, and the sun, still low in its climb to meridian, turned allthe sky to heated brass.

I. A Son of the Sun. II. The Proud Goat of Aloysius Pankburn. Again he quested seaward for signs of wind. One seemed to see as well as feel this heat,and Griffiths sought vain relief by gazing shoreward. The white beachwas a searing ache to his eyeballs. The palm trees, absolutely still,outlined flatly against the unrefreshing green of the packed jungle,seemed so much cardboard scenery. The little black boys, playingnaked in the dazzle of sand and sun, were an affront and a hurt to thesun-sick man.

Home Jack London A Son Of The Su. The two swimmers bore to the left, away from the captured schooner. Laughter and song followed on board after the hymn, then the phonographstarted again.

Home Jack London A Son Of The Sun. Home. A son of the sun, . Grief grinned to himself at the appositeness of it as"Lead, Kindly Light," floated out over the dark water. We must take the passage and land on the Big Rock," Mauriri whispered. The devils are holding the low land. In the early morning of another day, before the sun-blaze had gained itsfull strength, came an offer of a parley from Raoul Van Asveld

Home Jack London A Son Of The Sun. One eveningthe cracked tenor took up the song with the machine: "Beyond the smiling and the weeping, I shall be soon. In the early morning of another day, before the sun-blaze had gained itsfull strength, came an offer of a parley from Raoul Van Asveld. Brown brought the word in from the outpost among the rocks a hundredyards away. Grief was squatted over a small fire, broiling a strip ofshark-flesh. A vast rumbling crash shook the coral foundations of the atoll. Thehouse quivered to it. 7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. The native servants, with bottles of whiskey andabsinthe in their hands, shrank together as if for protection and staredwith fear through the windows at the mighty wash of the wave lapping farup the beach to the corner of a copra-shed. Parlay looked at the barometer, giggled, and leered around at hisguests. It was a conspiracy of the white traders, Cornelius contended. Ieremiawas right so far as concerned the manifold blessings of white flourand kerosene oil. 5. He contended that the trader was the bearer of civilization, and thatthe trader must be protected in his trade else he would not come. Fitu-Iva did not want to become kai-kanak.

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the twentieth century,& Son of the Sun& of eight wonderful stories like& Proud Goat of Aloysius Pankburn& Devils of Fuatino& and& Jokers of New Gibbon&.Most of them describe the thrilling adventures of Captain David Grief in the exotic South Seas.

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A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. A Son of the Sun - Jack London. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA. established in 1974, offering over 14,000 books.

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“I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who's half a man,
Or the man who's half a boy.” Arthur Conan Doyle

Admittedly, these adventure stories are the type of hack-work that Jack London himself lamented in “Martin Eden.” But the ever-talented London is able the weave spell that involves high danger in exotic locals, and celebrating the rugged individualism that both men and women aspire to, and cherish. Mind candy, popcorn, and fun for boys of all ages. Each story can be read in 30 minutes for a half-hour of escape from the Dilbert cubical.

On the other hand, London was a “Typhoid Mary” of some rather wrong ideas. (He did not originate them, but was link in the chain of fools.) Two of the most prominent there the racial slurs against Asians, blacks and South Pacific aboriginals; and celebrating the colonial/imperialism of postbellum America and antebellum Europe.

Probably the most disgusting tale is “The Proud Goat of Aloysius Pankburn.” Spoiler: Some of the South Pacific aboriginals come across a lost Ecuadorian treasure chest. Unaware of the value of the money, Captain David Grief and Aloysius Pankburn manage to cheat the aboriginals out of the treasure, in a perverse application of Gresham's Law.

On the other hand, Grief has great relations with Mauriri and the other natives in “The Devils of Fuatino.” In fact, he protects them from abuse from the Europeans. The tales, then are not all exploitative.

So … the stories are enjoyable, as far as they go. And the rich adventurer reminds me of the old TV show “Matt Houston.” Then again, the Green Hornet, Batman, and Doc Savage were chips off of the Iron Man block: “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.”

And as to the historical blots, I think they can be taken with a grain of salt. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so books such as “A Study In Scarlet,” “Around the World In 80 Days,” or “Riders of the Purple Sage,” could be taken as offensive. They are all infested with Danites, blood atonement, and other stereotypes.

(Admittedly, Verne paints our missionaries as buffoons.)

We can “piece out … imperfections with [our] thoughts” (Henry V, Prologue), and separate the adventure and craftsmanship from the slurs, and be aware when similar things happen nowadays.
I've read these tales many times. To me, they define "High Adventure." The descriptions vividly capture the locales, the dialogues delineate the wild characters. Men play to the death for fortunes and the fun of it.
I've picked up some other collections of South Sea tales by some worthy writers, but London's stories have an edge in focus, and a certain literary rhythm needed to tell a good action tale.
Most of these stories are not politically correct, perhaps not even by the standards of the age that they were written. It doesn't bother me and i wouldn't change a single word.
In some collections I've seen, the first story, "A Son of the Son", has been cut out, and only the middle part of it, telling of Grief's origin and coming to the Pacific included as a preface. The whole first story is intact in this collection.
My favorite, "The Pearls of Parlay", has been included in some of "Best of London" collections, It features one of London's excellent hurricane depictions, a cackling madman, and a scene involving hara-kiri.
I love all the tales. As with most adventure, it is a wild mixture of fair play, morality, and capitalistic greed, and nihilism.
Jack London's tales of the south seas in this title provide everything a boy needs, action, adventure, deception, intrigue, fighting, drinking, trading, storms, and boats. This book follows a south seas trader as he manages his fleet and plies his trade, dealing with double crossers, native peoples, white traders, greed, and of course, the weather. Open this book and you are transported to a different time and place.

Some of the language is archaic, and there is use of terms that are not longer smiled upon. Please remember that this book was written at a different time, and that they are just words. Some of the dialogue with the natives is in dialect, it is not important to know the exact meaning. Keep an open mind.

If you are looking for some adventure, this is a good place to look
love these short stories by London .. makes for fast good reads ..
Mariners in exotic settings. Men larger than life. Similar themes with Joseph Conrad but rather epic than tragic characters. Childhood obsession with Jack London flaring up again in my old age - now sitting in my own expensive sailing yacht
The book is as advertised. I am a happy customer.