Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. During his short lifetime of forty years, London developed great passions for sailing, travelling, ranching, and his works encompass the myriad interests he embraced to the full. “South Sea Tales” is a collection of short stories, first published in 1911. The action of most of them takes place on the islands of the South Pacific and on ships. Every story, filled with emotional tension and true love of life, keeps the reader on tenterhooks and undoubtedly will not leave you indifferent. Enjoy the reading.