Author : Richard Hughes
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date : 1972
ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173022995709
Pages : 192 pages
Rating : 4.:/5 ( users)
Download or read book A High Wind in Jamaica, Or, The Innocent Voyage PDF or another Format written by Richard Hughes and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 1972 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century Jamaica, before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heel pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldly realities of childhood. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.