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In Search of Paradise free pdf In this lavishly illustrated book, author Graeme Lay presents the lives of twenty-three of the finest artists and writers to have been inspired by the South Pacific, and a rich selection of their works. In Search of Paradise is a compilation of memorable visual and literary journeys, covering two hundred years of European contact with the South Pacific islands and the people who inhabited them at a unique period in the region's history. Among the art and writings included are: * The candid chronicles of Joseph Banks * Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's discovery of Tahitian free love * Herman Melville's very first fiction * Robert Louis Stevenson's life and death in Samoa * The radiant paintings of Paul Gauguin * Gottfried Lindauer's depiction of a presumed-dying Maori race * The love affair of Rupert Brooke's life * The inspiration for Somerset Maugham's best-known short story, and * The remarkable literary partnership of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

About Graeme Lay

Auckland-based writer Graeme Lay has written or edited thirty-eight works of fiction and non-fiction, including novels for adults and young adults, collections of short stories and books of travel writing. Many of his books, both fiction and non-fiction, are set in the islands of the South Pacific, a region through which he has travelled extensively.

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Author : Graeme Lay
Publisher : Godwit
Data Published : 03 October 2008
ISBN : 1869621530
EAN : 9781869621537
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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