ROARK, Garland. Wake of the Red Witch. Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1946. First Canadian Edition. "McClelland & Stewart" at foot of spine. "Printed in Canada" Pp (10),xi-xii,(2),3-434,(2). 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine, black ship design on front board. Same design in white to end-papers.
Garland Roark (b. July 26, 1904, Groesbeck, Texas - d. February 9, 1985, Nacogdoches, Texas) author of adventure fiction.
A South Seas adventure novel with a long-standing dispute between two powerful men complicated by pearls and a ship full of gold, and an ongoing rivalry between two men of the sea: Mayrant Sidneye owner of the shipping company Batjak Limited, and Captain Ralls.
Prelude Book One : Little Soembawa, 1939 Book Two : Quatrefoils, 1875-1925 Book Three : The Golden Hind, 1925-1933 Book Four : Grave of the Red Witch, 1939
This book, the author's first novel, was the basis for a movie of the same name in which John Wayne, Edward Ludwig and Gail Russell played staring roles.