TAHITI: VOYAGE THROUGH PARADISE by George T. Eggleston

TAHITI: VOYAGE THROUGH PARADISE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In remembrance of a recent excursion he and his wife took through the Tahitian archipelago, an editor of the Reader's Digest gives us an entirely captivating travel book- as full of excitement and tropical beauty as the islands themselves. Definitely it will make anyone with the slightest urge want to go there immediately. Cameras in hand and Tahiti in their hearts, the Egglestons started off on a French boat from Panama. Once in Papeete they revelled in its scenery, its charming people and its surrounding waters, and there is that quality to the author's description that seems to get at the heart of the place- historically and socially- as well as to the roots of its breathtaking loveliness. With him we come to know the countryside, the life of Papeete's Chinese shopkeepers, of its French magistrates, and of the marvellous Tahitians themselves, paragons of happiness and hospitality that they are. And with him we sail to the other wonders of Moorea, Raiatea and Tahaa, of Bora Bora and finally, 500 miles further out, of gem-like Rarotonga. Heady voyaging this, full of the explorations we stay-at-homes have always wanted to make, but have so far only said, ""South Pacific, here we come!"".

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1953
Publisher: Devin-Adair