Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1931). Reprint. Hardcover. NOISBN . [minimal shelfwear, very light foxing to fore-edge, very slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket shows a little edgewear, tiny ragged closed tear at bottom rear hinge, light soiling to rear panel]. (Star Books) Series (B&W photographs) "The true story of the sergeant of Marines who was crowned King on a voodoo island." One of the white-folks-encountering-voodoo yarns that were all the rage in the wake of William Seabrook's popular 1929 book "The Magic Island," which introduced the reading public (at least in America) to the subject of voodoo in general, and the story of Faustin Wirkus in particular. As Seabrook himself explains, in the Introduction to this volume, the tale of Wirkus's 1925-1929 "reign" over "ten thousand primitive Negroes on a tropical island" so caught the public's imagination that "within a few months, while perhaps a hundred thousand people had heard of Seabrook and voodoo, at least ten million people had heard of Wirkus and La Gonave." (La Gonave, by the way, aka Gonâve Island, is on the west side of Haiti, in the Gulf of Gonâve, west-northwest of Port au Prince.) . (Inventory #: 20135)
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