White shadows in the South Seas / by Frederick O'Brien, with many illustrations from photographs O'Brien, Frederick, 1869-1932

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O'Brien, Frederick, 1869-1932
Subjects
Hiva Oa (French Polynesia); Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands); O'Brien, Frederick, 1869-1932
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This 1919 memoir, a huge bestseller that was made into an Oscar-winning movie of the same name, chronicles O'Brien's pre-World War I travels in the South Seas. There he encountered beautiful, semi-clad women, such as the evocatively named maid, Vanquished Often, and spent long, drowsy days and nights full of passion and mystery a romanticized yet vivid portrait of a vanished time and people.
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http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/763565
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763565

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