A True Tale of Love in Tonga: Told in 23 Engravings and 333 Words

Creator

Date

1935

Identifier

Special Collections PR 6013 I21 T7. Reproduced by permission of the Robert Gibbings Estate and the Heather Chalcroft Literary Agency

Type

Publisher

London: Faber & Faber

Abstract

Another book inspired by Gibbings’s travels to Tahiti and the Pacific in 1929 was A True Tale of Love in Tonga (1935). The story contains 23 engravings and 333 words and, as Martin Andrews describes, ‘is based on a Tahitian folk tale’ of a forbidden love affair. The story has a happy ending and Gibbings dedicated the volume to his daughter Brigid who was, at the time, living with her mother, Moira, in South Africa.

Files

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Citation

Robert Gibbings, “A True Tale of Love in Tonga: Told in 23 Engravings and 333 Words,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 22, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9335.