William Stone's Ship of Flame which Knopf published last year was native legend of the Tahiti of many centuries ago. This is...

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TAHITI LANDFALL

William Stone's Ship of Flame which Knopf published last year was native legend of the Tahiti of many centuries ago. This is the Tahiti of today, in natural, native terms and customs, with all the languor and laughter of a primitive people- and a certain casual charm. These are incidents in ""Monsieur Beel's"" life with the impulsive, irrepressible Teuro and Tavas, who served him with devotion, involved him in trouble, and introduced him to the real Tahiti. There are the attractions of Quinn's cabaret and Tahitian dances, of seances with the spirit world, of sailing to other islands, of the house of fronds he built, of Papers- a little boy of five- who was given him.

Pub Date: June 12, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946