Mihawhenua: The Adventures of a Party of Tourists Amongst a Tribe of Maoris Discovered in Western Otago, New Zealand by John Alexander Barr.
A lost race thriller with the race being discovered in a lush world around a warm lake hidden in the mountains. Barr published a few novels all in a rush, including two Australian thrillers, under the name Gilbert Rock but his own story is perhaps more exciting than Moa riding Maoris, cannibals, and treacherous French sailors.
A Dunedin lawyer, he petitioned in 1888 for a protective tax on all imported literature, assuring the government that he was ‘prepared to supply the colonial market with literature if inducement offers.’ All his known novels then appeared by November. Soon after he did ‘the Pacific Slope’ (a great term I hadn’t heard before), abandoning his family and absconding with many thousands of his clients’ pounds either lost or in his pocket.
Titolo: Mihawhenua: The Adventures of a Party of Tourists Amongst a Tribe of Maoris Discovered in Western Otago, New Zealand
Autore: John Alexander Barr;R. W. Brock;
Editore: John Alexander Barr
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