The Three Sirens
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The Three Sirens

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Professor Alexander Easterday hat auf den »Drei Sirenen« einer unbekannten kleinen Inselgruppe zwischen Samoa und den Marquesas, eine sensationelle Entdeckung gemacht. Dies stellt Dr. Maud Hayden, eine Kapazität auf dem Gebiet der Anthropologie, sogleich fest, als sie den Brief des Professors in Händen hält, in dem er von einem glücklichen Inselvölkchen berichtet. Einer wi...more
Paperback, 543 pages
Published September 1st 1964 by Signet Book published by New American Library of World Literature, Inc. (first published 1964)
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Mafi
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Começo por dizer que nunca tinha ouvido falar deste livro e portanto não sabia bem o que esperar deste clássico de Irving Wallace.

"As três sereias" é um livro diferente de tudo que já li. O autor consegue levar-nos numa viagem até às regiões mais selvagens e desconhecidas do oceano Pacífico.
A narrativa centra-se num grupo de dez cientistas americanos que são convidados a explorar a ilha das Três Sereias durante seis semanas, uma ilha pouco funcional aos o...more
Rodrigo Campos
El libro es de los 90's y retrata algunos temas que siguen siendo (o eran hace 20 años) tabú en nuestra sociedad; el libro trata de un grupo de investigadores con diversas profesiones (etnólogos, psicólogos, doctores, etc.) quienes va a una expedición en una isla "perdida" en el sur del océano pacífico, cercana a la isla de Tahití, donde planean investigar a una sociedad con algunas costumbres muy avanzadas, a pesar de carecer de comunicación con el mundo "civilizado".

El libro retrata los confli...more
Lbaker
I read this a really long time ago, I was barely a teenager and this was exceedingly erotic for my young self. Beyond the eroticism, this books message of innocence and it's fragility has stuck with me. It deals with people's choices of their own sexuality and how they live their lives.

I enjoyed the tropical settings of this book, and the wonderful smoothness of the writing.

If I saw this book in a bookstore or library, I would happily re-read it.
Sheila
Mar 05, 2013 Sheila rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Friends and family
I surely enjoyed re-read of this book after so many years. This book reflects on human nature of ignorance at times in regards to a different culture so primitive. We tend to always think ourselves superior to other cultures. Very few people view other cultures with open mind and are willing to accept the differences. This book is about differences of religion, food, culture, sexual orientation and difference of opinion. As to sexual difference society has changed, however everyone is entitled t...more
Clicerio Muñoz
Un libro muy decoroso que denota una profunda pasión por la documentación e investigación en aras de escribir.

La historia se fundamenta en la profunda y amplia descripción de los personajes, que en cierto momento abruma. Sin embargo, se trata de un relato atractivo, entretenido y rico en manejo de lenguaje, recursos y figuras.

Emocionante, cauteloso. No tiene la clásica estructura televisiva o cinematográfica de best seller que muchos autores norteamericanos "de moda" en los 90's y 2000's acostu...more
Rebeca illescas
This is a great book, I read it many years ago.
Ma&pa
Otra novela excelente. Sorprende la trama.
Me gustó mucho y no puede dejar de leer de principio a fin.
Ma
Lisa Hernandez
An excellent book to read in Spanish, checking comprehension in the English!
Marce
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Irving Wallace was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. His extensively researched books included such page-turners as The Chapman Report (1960), about human sexuality; The Prize (1962), a fictional behind-the-scenes account of the Nobel Prizes; The Man, about a black man becoming president of the U.S. in the 1960s; and The Word (1972), about the discovery of a new gospel.

Wallace was b...more
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